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Trump energy chief says he has ‘positioned’ US to begin meeting Biden climate goals

Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner writes on how Trump’s Department of Energy has positioned the United States to meet Biden’s climate goals.

The C3 Take
  • Over the tenure of the Trump presidency, the Department of Energy has embraced an “all of the above” energy approach, advancing nuclear energy, renewables, and natural gas.
  • In order to meet Biden’s climate goals, the incoming Secretary of Energy must continue to find ways to innovate energy sources rather than regulating them.
  • Biden’s Department of Energy must also invest in research and development and empower the private sector to innovate our energy sources to lower emissions.

“‘Some who are skeptical of the Trump administration’s commitment to this might be surprised,’ Brouillette told the Washington Examiner in an exclusive interview before Inauguration Day. ‘Our approach has been different. The approach has been to innovate rather than regulate, to develop technologies that get us to the same goal rather than harshly prohibit fuels, and to develop technologies to use fuels more cleanly.’”

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