KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — Arctic states agreed Wednesday to let nations that are located nowhere near the Earth's north to become observers to their diplomatic council, boosting rising economic powers China, India and South Korea, which are seeking to mine the region for its untapped energy and other natural resources.
India is set to release a new set of regulation and incentive proposals to help boost its domestic solar industry that could hurt the business influence of international solar-part suppliers, The Wall Street Journal reports.
India submitted a challenge to the United States' clean energy programs to the World Trade Organization on concerns that benefits granted to companies who use local labor and materials could break trade rules, Reuters reports.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe switched his position on offshore drilling of the state's coast, supporting a pro-drilling bill introduced by Virginia's Democratic senators, The Washington Post reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer urged NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane to complete an investigation and hold a public hearing before allowing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to restart, Southern California Public Radio reports.