Trump is looking to at least review, and at most repeal altogether, almost every regulation the Obama administration issued over the last several years that affects fossil fuels — moves which have mostly been cheered on by oil, natural gas, and coal companies.
On the other hand, he's so far opted not to review the only major rule his predecessor issued aimed at regulating renewable energy despite the fact that renewable energy companies don't like it: a Bureau of Land Management rule setting new standards for leasing federal lands for renewable energy.
Why it matters: It's one of the starkest signs of how the Trump administration is laser-focused on fossil fuels in every way, at the expense of any coordinated strategy with renewables. As I reported in my Harder Line column Tuesday, the administration isn't as outright antagonistic as Trump's campaign rhetoric, but it is important to note that if Trump is really serious about supporting American jobs and loosening energy sector regulations, he hasn't yet really included renewables.
What I'm hearing: The trade associations representing the solar and wind industries oppose big parts of the regulation, and the Solar Energy Industries Association has asked Trump "for some intervention," according to its executive director Abby Hopper. They haven't heard anything back yet.
What's next: White House spokeswoman Kelly Love said federal agencies will soon be releasing plans in response to Trump's executive order on how the government can ensure better energy security for America. "A vibrant renewable energy industry is essential to attaining that important goal," Love said.