For a start, being a skeptic, Pompeo is far less likely to undermine his president’s position on energy and climate change.
In the same interview, on climate change, he said:
In Congress he heavily opposed Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Here he is in 2012, explaining why money spent on wind turbine tax credits is money wasted:
The wind PTC [Production Tax Credit] is an enormous government handout, and it is wrong to borrow money from future generations to give away corporate favors to those who promise jobs but—as we can see now in Kansas—who cannot deliver on that promise without continued reliance on other taxpayers.