Get Smart Fast: Hillary Clinton's Energy and Environment Agenda in 200 words

Hillary Clinton has laid out a detailed policy agenda in the energy and environment space. Her positions reflect traditional Democratic initiatives including increased renewable power and improved energy efficiency.

If elected, she would continue the environmental regulatory agenda of the Obama Administration. For example, she would continue efforts to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases like CO2 and methane.

In some cases, she would go farther than the current Administration, and may impose stricter limits on fossil fuel production off-shore and on federal lands.

She has also proposed a $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge to fund new innovations to reduce carbon emissions, and has put forward a $30 billion plan to revitalize coal communities.

Some of her agenda would need a change in law or would be subject to funding provided by Congress. These policy items may be difficult to achieve - particularly if she faces a Republican Congress.

But many of her proposals can be implemented through the regulatory process. The rule making process can be time consuming and litigious, but a determined executive branch can achieve significant policy changes using this avenue. If elected, Clinton is likely to use that power to promote her agenda on energy and the environment.