News bites: China strikes back as green energy trade war intensifies

China has fired the latest shot in the growing battle over trade in green energy goods.

The Associated Press reports:

China's Commerce Ministry issued a ruling Thursday that U.S. government support for six renewable energy projects violated free-trade rules, the latest volley in a widening conflict over clean power.

The Wall Street Journal (sub. req’d.) reports that struggling natural-gas giant Chesapeake Energy is making a big bet on finding oil in Ohio’s Utica shale formation.

Bloomberg reports that European resistance to hydraulic fracturing is creating export opportunities for U.S. gas producers.

Reuters looks at hurdles facing Germany’s effort to move away from nuclear power.