In early January I laid out 9 energy and climate issues to watch this year. Here’s my rejiggered crystal ball — and a fact check for how my predictions are playing out in the halfway mark of 2019.

1. Climate politics

This issue is raging — about as much as I thought it would. Democrats have held more than a dozen climate change hearings and most Democratic presidential candidates have made it a focus in their campaigns.

    • Yes, but: The topic is still not paramount compared to other pressing topics, such as immigration and health care. I expect this to continue.

2. Regulatory lawsuits

President Trump’s regulatory rollback wears on, albeit unevenly and slowly.

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