Judging by the brief discussion of energy policy on Donald Trump's White House transition website, what he'd like to change about the Obama approach is everything. Presented below are our expectations for Trump's Top Ten list—along with some evidence about how complicated it might be to achieve these objectives, even with a Congress led by Republicans.
#10: The Social Cost of Carbon
#9: The Keystone XL Pipeline
The application might need yet another environmental review, although the new administration might argue that this step is superfluous after many years of study. Expect environmentalists to argue that a lot has changed since the last review, notably a lowering of oil prices. This changes the calculation of how environmental impacts of tar sands production would be affected by the big pipeline.
#8: Speaking of Infrastructure
There's been a lot of talk that a new public works bill might be one of the first ways that Trump leaves his mark. Both he and Hillary Clinton called for stepping up infrastructure spending, and there's nothing Congress likes more than a good old-fashioned pork-barrel bill.