In terms of energy policy, the Trump presidential campaign is largely aligned with mainstream Republican positions, evoking independence and deregulation. However, Trump's rhetoric and personality might inject uncertainties into long-term energy policies, increasing the risk inherent in energy related businesses.
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Giberson, M. Trump's policy may undermine pro-growth intentions. Nat Energy 1, 16156 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.156
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