Significant policy changes are looming for the U.S. clean energy sector -- among them, federal tax reform, new state-level leadership, global trade debates and more. At the same time, a lack of action from the highest levels of government could have just as much influence on how well (or poorly) the U.S. cleantech industry fares in the coming years.
On our latest episode of The Green Room -- GTM's live video series on clean energy news and issues, from a bipartisan perspective -- we discuss tax reform, local election results, President Trump's trip to China, pendingsolarimport tariffs and the Department of Energy's proposed rulemaking to support coal and nuclear. Amid all of this we ask: Is the U.S. doing enough to modernize its energy policies to keep pace with other nations and adapt to technology change?
Our guests, as always, are Shane Skelton, former energy policy adviser to Paul Ryan and partner at S2C Pacific, and Brandon Hurlbut, former DOE chief of staff under Steven Chu and partner at Boundary Stone Partners.
Watch previous episodes of The Green Room:
- How the U.S. Nuclear Debate Transcends Traditional Party Lines
- Destructive or Merely a Shift in Focus? What Trump’s Budget Plan Means for Clean Energy
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