Heather Zichal – CEO of the newly-formed American Clean Power Association (ACPA) and former adviser to leading Democrats – believes she will be able to “reach across the table” to Republicans who she expects to be more amenable to leveling the playing field for renewables versus fossil fuels in the new US Congress that convenes in January.

“It is looking at reality. Renewable energy is now a $1trn industry. We are not some far-off, far-flung in-the-future power source. We are here, we are today.