News bites: Christie walks back renewable-energy goals

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lowered the state’s renewable-energy targets Tuesday, shortly after pulling out of a key regional cap-and-trade system.

OPEC is meeting Wednesday and is expected to boost oil production.

But the upcoming OPEC meeting is “shrouded in mystery,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

A U.S. district court judge rejected a plea by actor Kevin Costner to dismiss a lawsuit over a dispute regarding an oil spill cleanup technology.

Global energy consumption was up 5.6 percent in 2010, according to an analysis conducted by BP.

Negotiators are making little progress at the latest global climate change meeting.