- After the first 100 days of the Trump administration, along with a new Congress, what does US energy policy look like? And what are the implications for U.S. and international efforts to address climate change? The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance convened a bipartisan panel of experts on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 PM to explore these questions and more. For more information, click here
James L. Connaughton, Nautilus Data Technologies and Former Chair, U.S. Council on Environmental Quality under Pres. George W. Bush
Jonathan Pershing, Hewlett Foundation and Former State Department Special Envoy for Climate Change under Pres. Obama
Katharine Mach, Stanford Woods Institute, Director of Stanford Environment Assessment Facility
Dan Reicher, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Former Assistant Secretary of Energy under Pres. Clinton (moderator)
Michael Wara, Stanford Law School
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Tue, Apr 25 2017 16:51:17
- On the global stage:
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 00:51:31Pershing: Chinese & Indian Presidents would acknowledge the (alarming) scientific data Mach articulated (reefs, sea ice / level, temps, etc)
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 00:54:30Pershing: For China, climate is one of a series of clean energy drivers along with air quality, nat'l security, economic & trade interests.
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:41:40Pershing: China's 20% clean energy target will require major build out. But if they succeed + others, cost of RE in US will drop by half.
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 00:58:18Pershing on Europe: Le Pen doesn't see climate as a priority. May sees economic growth in clean energy but might not hold if US retreats.
- Meanwhile, in the US...
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:37:19Pershing: by end of Obama admin, there was concern US would not hit its NDC (and that's assuming CPP wouldn't play a role).
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:00:42Pershing on Trump Admin: On Gov websites, mitigation is gone, adaptation remains. Tillerson thinks climate change is real but we can adapt.
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:10:55C: Don't get too excited about where we are right now. An executive order doesn't actually do anything above what the law allows you to do.
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:19:10Wara: we are a nation of laws, not of men. Enormous constraints in terms of ability of admins to shift policy when they are final regs.
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:48:31Wara: Trump inspires hard work in those who disagree with him. Exhibit A: California - carbon pricing system + long term 100% RPS.
- Looking ahead:
- — Woods Institute (@StanfordWoods)Wed, May 03 2017 01:25:53
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:17:50C: Biggest oppty for energy innovation & investment is in corp tax reform & infrastructure. Policy will drive huge capital stock turnover.
- — Stanford STC (@StanfordSTC)Wed, May 03 2017 01:26:14Wara: Trump seems to have doubled down on planning & protection of incumbent assets - choosing incumbents over markets. (2 of 2).
First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
A bipartisan discussion held by Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance
byStanford Law School21 Views