Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday will have an immense impact on energy and environmental policy in this country. What exactly he and his administration will do with regards to bringing back the coal industry, deregulating oil and gas, exiting from the Paris Climate accord etc., will be discussed and analyzed in the days and weeks to come. In the meantime, here are the results of several important energy issues were on state ballots this week.
On Thursday night, Inside Energy gathered some great minds at the Colorado School of Mines for a discussion on energy and politics. A part of our ongoing Spark! series, we learned a lot that evening about Colorado’s past entanglements with energy and policy, and how the experts felt about current energy policies.
Oil and natural gas prices have crashed in the last 18 months, wreaking havoc on the industry and leading to tens of thousands of job losses. But, as EnergyWire puts it in a new story, “we also know what economists tell us: Money doesn’t disappear; it just goes somewhere else.”
The Paris climate talks were difficult to follow if you are based in say Denver, instead of Paris. Yet for journalists at Inside Energy, it was critical to follow as closely as possible the 24/7 negotiating marathon. We were helped by some create coverage by E&E Publishing.