In the wake of the shock election result in the US, we look at the impacts of Donald Trump's victory as the US solar industry adapts to its new normal.
The Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSEC), a 20-member bipartisan group, has written a letter to president Trump, urging him to support renewable energy as it is critical to economic growth.
Former US President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that Donald Trump can secure millions of new jobs in the country if he embraces renewable-energy sources such as solar and wind power.
Despite an aggressive rollback of climate and renewable energy regulations and initiatives, the solar investment tax credit (ITC) should remain safe from Trump’s reach, finance experts have said.
President Trump’s administration would be “shooting itself in the foot” if it closed the US department of energy’s Sunshot Initiative, according to the programme’s former director Minh Le.
As his White House term draws to a close, president Barack Obama has argued that the momentum of wind and solar is “irreversible”, in a last-ditch attempt to tout clean energy.
Over 600 US businesses and investors have called out president-elect Donald Trump for his climate change denial, urging him to move to a low-carbon economy.
A memo written by president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team entitled ‘What to expect from the Trump Administration’ reveals the future energy plans of the US, which amount to a “fossil fuel industry wish list”, according to industry watchdog the Centre of media and Democracy (CMD).
Even if president-elect Trump follows through with his threats to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, renewable energy will still be on the rise regardless, according to a new report by the US Energy Information Administration.
If Trump goes ahead with his threat to scrap the Clean Power Plan, legal action will ensue, according to 15 state attorney generals who penned a letter to the President-elect.
A 24-state coalition led by West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey and Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has penned a letter asking president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw the Clean Power Plan.
President-elect Trump has selected several of his cabinet members already, with the common theme being a shared climate scepticism and a kindred affinity for fossil fuels. The energy industry has reacted, with some despairing and others cautiously optimistic.
After a call on clean energy with Donald Trump, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates fears for federal support of renewables under the new US president.
Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, will be nominated by president-elect Donald Trump as Energy Secretary – despite Perry previously vowing to abolish that very Department.
Despite confirmed plans to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, and intentions to withdraw the US from the climate accord and rejuvenate a dying coal industry, president-elect Donald Trump will not succeed in derailing the clean energy industry’s progress, said Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.
President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed his intentions to cancel the Clean Power Plan, in a video message outlining his plans for when he takes office in January.
More than 360 businesses and investors across more than 35 US states have called on President-elect Donald Trump to maintain the US’ commitment to carbon reduction and support investment in a low-carbon infrastructure.
The Obama administration is continuing a last-ditch push for renewables in the announcement of international clean energy funding and initiatives in a host of new incentives and international agreements that don’t require Congress’ consent.
New analysis from Deutsche Bank reveals that even if President-elect Trump follows through with all his anti-clean energy promises surrounding the Clean Power Plan, the Paris Agreement and the ITC, all is not lost for the US clean energy industry.
When renewables-novice and coal champion Donald Trump won the US presidential election yesterday, the global energy industry gawked in horror. Initial review of the Republican billionaire’s energy plans might leave the impression that the progress clean energy sources have achieved so far will be undone. A deeper look into Trump’s energy policy under adviser Kevin Cramer reveals a siege on existing regulation and a roll-back on spending.
The Clean Power Plan has been killed by Republicans and is now pronounced dead, a group of finance experts have said, who also agree the ITC extension could be next.
As the news sinks in about the newly-elected US president Donald Trump, who shocked the world by narrowly beating Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton, industry stakeholders are taking stock.
Yesterday, Florida voters succeeded in defeating the controversial Amendment 1 that would have prohibited third-party ownership of residential solar PV systems.
In a shock victory that took the world by surprise, Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States, leaving uncertainty to loom large over the US energy industry.
Yuang-Sheng Yu, analyst at energy Lux Research, caught up with PV Tech to discuss the potential effects of the next President on the US energy sector.
Contrary to popular opinion, the next president of the United States will not radically affect the energy landscape, according to industry experts.
Whilst the US is destined for a tectonic shift in its energy landscape under either prospective president, new analysis from Lux Research suggests that Trump’s policies would leave emissions 16% higher after two terms than Clinton’s.
Tax equity has been hailed the ‘biggest hold back for the market so far’ according to Sunnova CEO John Berger, and other finance experts.
On Friday, the Obama Administration announced a new renewable energy target for civilian agencies to develop 1GW of clean electricity by 2021.
Donald Trump once again shunned solar and other renewables in favour for coal in his characteristic “America first” energy policy, while Hillary Clinton did not fare much better, but did at least reaffirm her commitment to fight climate change, albeit as an afterthought.
In the first Presidential debate last night, candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could not have made their differing opinions on solar and climate change clearer.