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26 July 2016 16:27

US election tracker: Democrats and Republicans on energy and climate

Sophie Yeo

Sophie Yeo

07.26.16
Sophie Yeo

Sophie Yeo

26.07.2016 | 4:27pm
Rest of world policyUS election tracker: Democrats and Republicans on energy and climate

On 8 November, voters in the US will choose to send either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to the White House.

Their choice of president will, in part, determine the shape of US climate policy for the next four years.

The Democrat and Republican parties — and their respective nominees — have spelled out radically different visions for the future of American energy and emissions reductions, as well as the country’s participation in international efforts to tackle climate change.

The official party lines are expressed in the Democratic and Republican “platforms”, the US equivalent of a manifesto. Clinton has laid out a detailed plan for US energy and climate policy on her campaign website. Trump outlined his own vision during a speech on energy in North Dakota.

Both candidates have also made various scattergun comments on the subject during their campaigns and careers.

Clinton and Trump have also announced who will be joining them as their respective vice presidents. Tim Kaine, senator for Virginia, will join the Democratic ticket, while Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, will join the Republicans.

Both candidates have also selected energy advisors. Trump has picked North Dakotan congressman Kevin Cramer, while Clinton has chosen energy analyst Trevor Houser.

Carbon Brief has collected the climate and energy views of the candidates, their vice presidents, their energy advisors and their parties’ platforms in an interactive grid. This will be constantly updated as the election approaches.

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  • US election tracker: Democrats and Republicans on energy and climate
  • What do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump think on climate and energy?
  • D. Trump during his
    main Speech said he was to drop all Obama’s restrictions on steel,
    mining and energy ( never said he was going to do anything to clean
    it; and, lots more money would be made.)

  • Kevin Schmidt

    Who cares what each half of the duopoly say? It doesn’t matter what they say, watch what they do.

    Neither one is going to win the White House, so you should include what the independents say. They’re not liars like the Democrats and Republicans. Plus, Jill Stein is beginning to attract former Bernie supporters. Along with the independents, that makes over 50% of the voters. So neither half of the duopoly can win.

    RIP 2016
    Democratic-Republican
    Corporate DUHopoly Party, Inc.
    Thelma Trump and Louise Clinton
    drove them full speed
    over the cliff of unpopularity.

    The independents are dancing on their graves in celebration.


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