Firstly, The Donald wasn't POTUS at that point, secondly that was also before the Scottish Independence referendum, third that was also before Brexit... I'd assume, though I can't speak for the Scotts, that a current response would be somewhat more tamed.
However, apparently we have more wind than the rest of Europe combined in the UK, and so it would be completely dumb to not harness as much of that as we could, as solar is not as great as it could be compared to say Southern Europe, due to our latitude.
So, while we struggle in many of the same ways with grants for green energy (which we do pay in our energy bills) - it's likely not enough to develop things fast enough. One of the issues in the US must be that balance between federal level and state level power, which isn't something we struggle with to the same extent - as most laws are national - with some degree of autonomy for each of the countries that make up the UK... though London houses the UK government, it's not the same as a federal arrangement comprising 4 states.
Aside from that - any economist or policy maker would tell you that a problem such as energy over time requires a multilateral approach and not a unilateral one, and though expensive now the potential gains must be positive over chucking out carbon emissions for the rest of eternity.
Trump appears to favour the totally free market approach, which won't work with renewables, as the barriers to entry are high, and we are currently a long way away from being having developed renewables to a point where they can compete on price with burning oil... hence the need for some degree of subsidy while things adjust.
When cars first came out, not only were we burning coal and coke to heat ourselves, but gasoline was only available in tin cans, which was extremely expensive. Once cars became affordable to more people, many countries, the UK included, ripped out the old tram and trolley bus electric infrastructure - perhaps they should have kept it!
Something I discussed with some friends (including Americans in that lot), was that 'Making America Great Again' could only lead to less consumer choice, higher prices, and inferior products - as far as cars went. When you look at Trump in China, saying what he has been saying:- the only reason why the Chinese make all our stuff is economics: because they are well educated now, technically proficient, work harder than US/ European workers, and cost less in wages.
So, if the answer is to bolster domestic factories that are still producing out of date products, less efficient that can be sourced from elsewhere - that will mean you will have to take a domestically produced car, pay more for it, and have imports priced out of the market... that could be a policy that pleases a few over one term of government, but it will get old fast, and it doesn't address the main issues that need to be address in the future, and it doesn't address the causes of why the situation came to be in the first place - hence it's more-or less an admission of failure... and I don't see how that makes anyone great again.