U.S. energy policy in the Trump Administration and in the 115th Congress (EY)

28 / ENE / 2017

Donald J. Trump'?s victory in the November election is the catalyst for dramatic changes in policy direction in Washington. The president has already signaled by virtue of his cabinet and personnel choices that his administration will pursue energy and environmental priorities that differ significantly from those of the Obama Administration. While those policies are likely to evolve in the implementation process, with Republicans controlling both the House and the Senate, albeit narrowly, the prospects for shifts in the federal regulatory structure and direction are captivating the attention of electric utilities and other energy business sectors. Confirming President Trump?s intentions as set forth during the campaign to seek new directions on energy, environmental, and climate policies, the White House released An America First Energy Plan shortly after he assumed office on 20 January 2017.

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