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Trump to boost solar and wind power in California

The US department of the interior is now launching a series of public hearings with the intent of opening up preserved areas to renewable energy projects. This could result in another GW of wind in California.

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US President Donald Trump is not known for his love of renewable energy development.

Yet the president may now provide a boost for renewables as he continues his push to allow energy construction in areas which had been closed off by his predecessor Barack Obama. One example of Trump's moves for energy expansion was the revival of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he announced just a few days after taking office. Since then, Trump has given permission for coal mining in national parks, and he recently announced his plan to open virtually all US waters for oil and gas extraction.

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