The current administration might leave us with a terrible good-bye present. Head of the EPA Stephen Johnson has recently announced that despite his earlier stance he does not consider carbon dioxide a pollutant to be regulated when approving power plants. This impacts the construction of several large coal power plants that are pending this decision. We are talking about 10-12 new large coal power plants producing 8000 megawatts of energy.
This is exactly the kind of outdated argumentation and legislation which will hinder any advances in renewable energy sources. And they are just trying to sneak it in in the last days of old thinking. Read more on it here.