News bites: Renewable energy investment could double in next decade

Global investment in renewable energy could double by 2020, Bloomberg reports.

Reuters says Solyndra might not get many bids during an auction of the company this week.

NPR talked with Energy Secretary Steven Chu about his testimony at Thursday’s Solyndra hearing.

BP hit a snag in its effort legal battle over last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press says.

The State Department will open a new bureau Wednesday that will focus on energy, The Wall Street Journal reports.