Electric Choice has created a compilation of Clinton and Trump's announced positions on energy and related policies. Some of the highlights:
Nuclear Power: Clinton is an advocate for advanced nuclear power and the expansion of successful initiatives such as, ARPA-e.
Renewable Energy: Become a leader in the fight against climate change via installation of solar panels and the production of enough clean energy to power every home in the United States (within 10 years). Her clean energy plan is focused on generating new economic investment opportunities that will help to create paying jobs nationwide.
Energy Waste: Reduce energy waste by a third to make manufacturing in the United States cleaner and more efficient. Specifically mentions
- Improving building codes and standards
- Energy transparency
- Continued support of appliance energy standards and labels
Energy Infrastructure: Upgrade the United States energy infrastructure by modernizing the pipeline system, increasing rail safety and enhancing grid security. Create a new Presidential Threat Assessment and Response Team to help state, local officials, and the energy industry to handle cyber security threats using new improved technologies.
Coal: Trump plans to revive the coal mining industry by helping to get coal miners back to work.
Oil & Gas: Has previously stated his support for fracking as a way to end America’s dependence on imported oil.
Nuclear Power: Strongly in favor of nuclear energy, but the United States needs to put the proper procedures in place to ensure its continued safety.
Energy Infrastructure: Plans to rebuild America’s infrastructure on time and on budget, but has not yet defined a plan for how this will improve the United States energy industry infrastructure.