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.