Trump's return could severely impact Biden's wind power initiatives
A potential Trump presidency poses a significant threat to the progress of the offshore wind industry and clean energy transition.
- Trump's previous presidency saw a stagnation in offshore wind development, raising concerns about future setbacks.
- His criticism of wind power, including unfounded health claims and economic impacts, could hinder clean energy progress.
- The Biden administration's efforts to boost offshore wind projects face potential reversal under Trump's influence.
“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations your house just went down 75 percent in value.”
— Donald Trump, 2020 speech
Why this matters:
Trump's potential return to office could dramatically alter the course of the U.S.'s energy future, impacting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to sustainable energy sources.
Be sure to read Peter Dykstra’s 2022 piece: Headwinds remain for clean energy