As a solar installation company for New Hampshire and Massachusetts, we have closely followed the current administration to determine the impact on renewable energy incentives. For consumers pondering whether or not incentives for renewable energy will remain intact, we thought we would share this article from Forbes Magazine.
Earl J. Ritchie, Lecturer, Department of Construction Management
There are varying opinions of Donald Trump’s likely effect on the growth of renewable energy in the U.S.: He’s bad for it; he’s not bad for it. Trump has called climate change a hoax and said he would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency, abandon the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, pull out of the Paris Agreement and boost coal and natural gas, positions which he has since largely moderated.
Certainly, Trump’s pre-election statements on fossil fuels and renewable energy were worlds apart from Hillary Clinton’s. A pre-election estimate of their comparative effects can be seen in this Platts analysis.
So, Clinton would have been great for renewable energy, Trump not so great. Everybody knows that. But, how bad would Trump be?