The next November the 8th will not only be the election of the Democratic or Republican candidate to the US government, it will also be the starting point of the new energy scenario for the next legislation of one of the main world players. Financial markets are already showing signs of uncertainty and nervousness. Polls show minimal differences between the two parties, however, the market response to a president like Trump or Clinton are very different.
At a time of great change in the US and global energy landscape, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have campaigned very different energy and climate platforms. Clinton’s vision of turning the United States into a “clean energy superpower” includes an energy plan focused on climate and will look to continue the transition to a low carbon energy system. By contrast, the Trump’s “America First Energy Plan” rejects the importance of climate change and takes advantage of the exploitation of domestic energy resources, with more emphasis on coal, oil and natural gas, and focuses on reverse government regulation.
This debate comes at a very delicate moment where the global transition to a sustainable future is more than present. What is clear is that the energy debate is far from over, beyond the result.
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