News bites: Green energy companies seek new financing options, Conoco’s profits fall, and more

Reuters reports that Iran’s oil exports in December reached their highest level since European Union sanctions took effect.

Bloomberg reports that ConocoPhillips' fourth-quarter profit fell “after it lost the income of its refining business in last year’s spinoff, and growing North American supplies of oil and natural gas pushed down prices.”

The Houston Chronicle talks to ConocoPhillips' CEO about changes at the oil and gas giant.

The New York Times reports that Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings rose but missed analysts’ expectations.

The Times also reports that renewable energy companies are seeking new financing options as their existing tax breaks are under attack from Republicans.