By Simon Mahan, CleanEnergy.org.
This post is the second in a series of blogs examining where 2016 candidates for President or Governor of North Carolina stand on key energy issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools.
As the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton officially became the Democratic party’s nominee for President of the United States. Clinton has a long paper trail regarding her positions on energy issues, from her time as First Lady of the United States, Senator from New York, 2008 presidential candidate, Secretary of State and now the democratic standard-bearer. While this blog is not meant to be a comprehensive assessment of Secretary Clinton’s stance on energy issues, we hope it provides a general overview for evaluating where she may stand on issues of interest to energy-focused voters: coal, climate change, renewables, efficiency, natural gas, nuclear and drilling.