President Clinton, President Trump: What Do They Mean for Fuel?

By Samantha Oller, Senior Editor/Fuels, CSP Magazine.

Two words that describe the 2016 presidential election: low energy.

Despite the passionate and at-times colorful conversation on immigration, national security and jobs, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump have spent relatively little time discussing energy policy.

“Energy issues are not the first things out of their mouths—that’s a little disconcerting,” says Paige Anderson, director of government relations for NACS, Alexandria, Va. Energy used to be one of the top issues presidential candidates targeted in previous campaigns, says Anderson. Finding details on the candidates’ energy policy is a challenge in itself. At Clinton’s campaign page, energy is part of a wider discussion on climate change, and at Trump’s, it is part of a multibulleted economic proposal.