REUTERS/David Gray - David Brockwell walks between wind turbines during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. Infigen Energy's Capital Windfarm, built five years ago, was a vanguard for wind power as Australia sought to wean itself from cheap fossil-fuel power in the face of climate shift blamed in part for Lake George's transformation to a vast plain. But big plans to expand the Infigen renewable energy project near Canberra and others like it have been put on hold awaiting the outcome of an election in September. The ballot, which opinion polls show the opposition conservatives winning, along with an economic slowdown and rising home energy bills have put the brakes on Australia's decade-long clean energy push. At stake in the Sept. 14 vote is a controversial carbon trading scheme championed by ruling Labor to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with a $20 billion pipeline in renewable investment largely on hold as nervous companies sit on their hands.

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Comments on the EPA's Clean Power Plan reveal both consensus and partisan divide

May 27, 2015, Grace Wallack

A new paper by Philip Wallach and Curtlyn Kramer looks directly at the entities responsible for implementing the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan (CPP)—the states. In this post, Grace Wallack looks at the main takeaways from the paper. 

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