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Trump unveils his America First energy plan

On his first day in office, the new US president has declared that he will roll back the US' climate plan and focus on coal, oil and natural gas. There are several contradictions and kinks in the plan.

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The word "clean" has officially received a new significance in US energy politics. The day before assuming the role of president, Donald Trump unveiled his America First Energy Plan, where the only clean energy form listed is "clean coal" while renewables, not unexpectedly, have not been named as part of the relatively short plan.

"For too long, we've been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule," reads the plan, which states that rolling back the regulations will increase US citizens' salaries by more than USD 30 billion over the next seven years.

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