US policy on the development of renewable energy may change in 2017
16.11.2016

The US President-elect made no secret of the fact that he is not a fan of renewable energy and a long-standing opponent of wind power. He also said that he had the full intention “to bring back coal” and save 30,000 jobs in the industrial sector.

Nevertheless, the poll carried out by Pew Research Center and published a week before the election showed that 77% of Donald Trump’s supporters want to see more wind farms in the United States. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), having conducted their own analysis, say, “Over 80% of all US wind farms are located in the national constituency, thus Trump’s fellow party members and the residents of these states won’t allow changes in the commitment to RES.”

These days the future US President, Donald Trump, who describes man-made climate change as a hoax, speaks about his desire to pull out of the global climate agreement reached last year in Paris. Thus, he brings about the atmosphere of uncertainty in the renewable energy market and jeopardizes the upcoming deals in the sector in just a few days after the agreement formally entered into force.

According to the Paris Agreement (which came into force on 4 November this year), the United States pledged to reduce emissions by 32% compared to the level of 1990 by 2030.

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said that he had had a telephone conversation with Donald Trump immediately after his victory in the election and told him about the major issues that the United Nations is facing. The Secretary General believes that collaboration between Washington and the United Nations is crucial.

The next official decision of the US on climate issues will be demonstrated at the Climate Conference in 2017, which will take place in Germany (previously it was to be held in Fiji, but since the archipelago is not able to accept about 15-20 thousand participants on its territory, the conference will be transferred to the German city of Bonn).


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