“Among ardent environmentalists, it’s normal to see a Trump presidency as doomsday for the climate. But it’s useful to remember that even a second Clinton presidency is unlikely to have a Democratic House and Senate, so the chances of an effective federal climate policy remain largely in the hands of the courts. The fate of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, now under review at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is uncertain.
While policy paralysis is the norm in Washington, the real action on clean energy initiatives is happening in the states, driven by a combination of environmental vision and new technology. For those in the power business, there are indications that more and more power companies – regulated as well as unregulated – increasingly are looking at what the Clean Power Plan represents as an opportunity, and a challenge, rather than as a problem…”