News bites: Former GOP lawmaker seeks shift in Republican climate views

NPR profiles former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) and his efforts to shift his party's views on climate change by emphasizing free-market principles.

New York state oversight of oil and gas wells leaves much to be desired, according to an Associated Press investigation.

Japan-based Sharp Corp. might nix its U.S. and European solar panel business, Reuters says.

The European Union has installed 100 gigawatts of wind power capacity, according to Reuters.

Virginia is looking into offshore wind power projects, says The Associated Press.