Trump will roll back Obama’s energy policy

The 2016 US presidential poll result will have profound implications for the country’s energy policy and looks set to undermine global efforts to limit climate change
By Peter Stewart 9 November 2016
The US election results could see far-reaching changes in US energy policy. (PA)

Donald Trump has won the United States presidential election, and the Republican party has retained control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The election gives him both the mandate and potentially the means to implement far-reaching changes in US energy policy. The result spells the end of the Democrats’ drive to turn the country into a clean-energy superpower, and could undermine the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

Before the election, Trump promised in his first 100 days in office to rescind executive decisions...

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