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Wind Execs Hope Trump speeds up Permitting

Sue Ogrocki / AP

Wind executives gathered in Anaheim for the sector's annual conference are hoping the Trump administration will speed up what they characterized as a slow permitting process under President Obama.

Why it matters: President Trump hasn't said anything nice about the renewable industry generally, and the rhetoric from Cabinet members hasn't been favorable either. The focus on permitting is one sign of how the industry is repositioning itself in the wake of Trump's election after eight years of Obama, whose policies mostly supported the industries with the exception of federal permitting.