for Hillary Clinton
The recent Fact Pack from Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) contains a number of data points that highlight OPEC’s dilemma and discuss energy issues that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The substantive discussion gave insights into how energy policy would take shape in either a Clinton or Trump administration.
Both Trump and Clinton make misstatements on energy, but Clinton points to role Middle East producers play in managing oil prices.
With the country enjoying a period of energy abundance and low prices at the pump, voters aren’t as concerned about what’s happening in the global oil market. That showed in the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Picking Ken Salazar and John Podesta for high-level positions provides little clarity regarding energy and the environment policy since both advisers have different philosophies and it’s unclear which side would win out under a Clinton administration.
Hillary Clinton articulated her philosophy on energy security in comments she made as Secretary of State. They could serve as a guide to her priorities if she wins the presidency.
Two major executives this past week gave differing views on this year's election. Continental's Harold Hamm spoke at the RNC in favor of Donald Trump, while Pioneer's CEO noted how the industry has performed better under Democratic administrations.
Clinton’s recent comments suggested an anti-fracking approach that is not only generally inconsistent with her previous statements, but also doesn’t align with the authority of the executive branch.
One thing we do know is that once the primaries are over, the general election will be largely determined by voters in a small number of swing states—some of which have large energy industries, or are strongly invested on energy issues.
Our election tracker examines what we know about Clinton's energy policy platform based on her senate voting record, 2008 presidential campaign, and tenure as Secretary of State.