Commodities Corner: Natural gas, solar won’t suffer from Trump’s plan to leave Paris climate accord

The natural gas and solar sectors will survive — and maybe even thrive — in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Trump said Thursday that the U.S. will leave the Paris accord because it is “very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.” Staying in the agreement would pose “serious obstacles” for the U.S. as it begins “the process of unlocking the restrictions on America’s abundant energy reserves,” he said.

Phil Van Horne, chief executive officer and founder of energy solutions firm BlueRock Energy, said that in the long term, this move would result in a “better deployment of intellectual and financial capital.

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