News bites: Solyndra almost secured a deal with the Navy

Solyndra almost secured a deal with the Navy, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Journal also reports that Solyndra is having trouble selling its assets.

A Solyndra investor asked the White House to “help get the word out” about the company, The Washington Post reports.

Solyndra has chosen R. Todd Neilson to lead the company during its bankruptcy, according to The New York Times. Neilson previously worked on bankruptcy proceedings for Mike Tyson and rap mogul Suge Knight, the Times says.

USA Today reports that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) touted a failed renewable energy company.

General Electric hopes to build the biggest solar plant in the country in Colorado, the Journal reports.

A documentary about the Keystone XL pipeline is on the Oscar shortlist, Reuters reports.

Former Vice President Al Gore said climate change was to blame for a number of environmental problems, ABC News reports.