The surprise outcome of the US elections looks set to usher in four years of policy retrenchment and uncertainty.

Donald Trump has opposed clean-energy policy support, federal restrictions on carbon emissions and the Paris Climate Agreement – and has promised to “save” the US coal industry.

For US renewables, the next four years under President Trump will undoubtedly look different than they would have under Hillary Clinton. Just how different remains to be seen.

Trump has said as president he will cancel US participation in the Paris Climate Agreement and scrap the Clean Power Plan.