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Trump cannot stop renewable energy in the US

ANALYSIS: The US wants renewable energy even if Donald Trump does not. But it will be a give and take situation, where European renewables companies will have to promise local jobs and investments if they want the US to play ball.

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Nothing sets the mood better than when several climate activists stand up during a speech at one of this year's biggest climate conferences in the US and spend minutes yelling "climate denier". Nonetheless, it was likely not too surprising to the speaker, US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, that his message of increased focus on oil and gas and his critical approach to the theory of man-made climate change were met with protests. The former presidential candidate smiled at the yells, made a few jokes, and remained on track with his speech.

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