Reaction: Trump executive order a ‘colossal mistake’

President Donald Trump’s executive order that promotes ‘Energy Independence’ and targets Obama’s Clean Power Plan went down a treat with fossil fuel interests, who praised Trump for making good on his promise to preserve coal jobs and avoid “regulatory burdens”. However, environmentalists took a different interpretation; viewing the order as a KO of the previous administration’s entire climate action legacy. Clean energy advocates stood somewhere in the middle, concluding that little will change in the long run.

What’s on the new SEIA president’s to-do list?

Newly-appointed CEO and president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Abigail “Abby” Ross Hopper will helm the US’ main solar political lobbying group as it prepares for an unprecedented time of attack under the Trump administration. She caught up with reporters last week, to discuss what her top priorities for the association were.

Sungevity-Easterly deal scuppered by Trump win

Sungevity's plans for a reverse merger with shell company Easterly Acquisition Corp were scuppered after investors doubted the value of solar following Donald Trump's election. The President-elect has publicly bashed the technology, branding it "so expensive".