News bites: Solar power plant moves to China, natural-gas leak in Gulf, and more

Meanwhile, ClimateWire takes a closer look at the “complex linkage between American clean energy technology and Chinese capital and markets that will be a subject in this week's U.S.-China summit in Washington led by President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.”

The Australian Broadcasting Co. reports that environmentalists are not happy about their government’s decision to grant BP permission to drill in deepwater off the country’s coast.

“There has been a furious reaction to the Australian government's decision to grant deep-sea drilling permits to BP, the ABC reports.

And The Wall Street Journal reports on a natural-gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Federal regulators said Monday that Apache Corp. (APA) has reported a suspected natural gas leak at one of its Gulf of Mexico platforms and, as a result, has shut-in some of its nearby pipelines,” the Journal says.

“The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said in a news release that the platform, which has not produced natural gas in more than a decade, is currently used to process gas and condensate from other offshore facilities. It sits about 90 miles south of Lake Charles, La. in 173 feet of water, regulators said.”