The Trump Administration – from climate Scylla to energy Charabis
It was expected that the Trump administration would not waste time in implementing his campaign promises. In fact, within a few months, a handful of decisions are breaking down regulatory provisions that would have helped the United States meet the energy and climate challenges of the coming decades. Under the guise of restoring optimal conditions for “unnecessarily constrained” private initiatives, the pillars of a long-term policy were literally sawn: from the abolition of the Clean Power Plan to the weakening of regulations related to the exploitation of hydrocarbons, to the questioning of the automotive energy efficiency standards.
Almost all observers argue about the potential positive and negative effects of the US decision on the dynamics of national commitments to achieve a common and shared goal of reducing GHG emissions.