Democrat Senate control will make it easier to pass legislation aimed at curbing climate change. With Chuck Schumer as the Majority Leader, the democrats will have extensive power to decide legislative priorities and which bills advance to final vote.
Why you might care: This will impact both the speed and scope of potential “green new deal” energy laws and regulation at the federal level. Such things as solar power could receive a bigger push of incentives than before. Also – watch for aggressive individual state legislation to promote renewable energy and EV sales.