Federal Climate and Energy Policy in the New Administration

NACW Session Recording

Federal Climate and Energy Policy in the New Administration
Path 3: Climate Initiatives and Policy

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The Trump Administration and Republican-controlled Congress have called for significant changes to climate and energy policy and federal agencies that oversee those policies. Procedural and legal obstacles may make fulfilling those vows difficult, however. What actions and policy changes are likely and under what realistic timeframes can these take place? What actions are being considered to have a positive impact on reducing emissions? This session will discuss what actions have been taken to change federal climate and energy policy, changes in store for federal agencies and initiatives to support existing policies.


  • Janet Peace (moderator), Senior Vice President of Policy and Business Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Tim Duane, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Matthew Larson, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment, UCLA School of Law