A major new report from the Institute for Policy Innovation finds that the Trump administration is putting the cart before the horse when it comes to tackling the nation’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges.
The report, titled “A Renewed Vision for Renewable Energy: A Renewed Focus on Clean, Renewable, and Sustainable Energy,” examines the administration’s strategy for the U,S.
and global economy and identifies areas where the administration could make significant progress.
“In particular, the report identifies the most urgent challenges to the U and the world economy,” the report states.
“They are climate change, energy security, and climate change resilience.
These challenges have the potential to cause significant economic harm to the United States, the world, and the United Nations.”
The report also found that while Trump has yet to commit to any significant action on climate change and energy security during his term, the administration has already made significant progress in reducing carbon emissions and creating a “more sustainable” energy system.
“The administration is making progress toward these objectives through initiatives, including the Clean Power Plan and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Rule, that are part of the President’s Clean Air Act,” the institute report states, adding that the President has also begun to address the issue of energy inequality.
“Energy security has been the most prominent issue of focus in the administration, but the president also has made progress toward energy security through the establishment of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and a White House Task Force on China Energy,” the summary states.
The Trump administration also announced in July that it will conduct an interagency review of U.N. climate change policies and the implementation of the Paris climate agreement.
The White House and Trump’s transition team have repeatedly defended the administration and the policies it has adopted, including its decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and its push to increase the nation to 50 percent renewables by 2030.
However, the institute’s report makes clear that while the Trump Administration has not taken major action to address climate change since taking office, the country is already in an energy crisis.
“Trump’s energy policy is a continuation of the policies and programs the administration initiated during the Obama Administration,” the study states.
The report also suggests that the administration may be moving in the wrong direction.
“As we look to the future, we must also consider how energy policy will play out in the future,” the group states.