News bites: Oil company CEOs coming to Washington, Japan nixes nuclear plan

At least two oil company executives will testify at a Thursday Senate hearing on the industry’s tax breaks.

Japan will scuttle plans to significantly increase its reliance on nuclear energy in light of the nuclear crisis in the country.

Renewables are essential for supplying much of the world’s energy, a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change says.

Solar companies in the United States and China agreed to a partnership.

BP is asking a judge to dismiss claims related to stock market losses from last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is slated to call for an oil spill response task force in Alaska.

A section of pipeline owned by TransCanada spilled 500 barrels of oil in North Dakota.