News bites: Chevron battles climate mandate, Nebraska's Keystone showdown, and more

The New York Times reports from a State Department hearing in Nebraska on the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Bloomberg explains why Chevron is “leading a lobbying and public relations campaign” against California’s low-carbon fuels mandate – a program the oil giant once supported.

PBS reports that World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is sounding the alarm on climate change.

“If we have any hope of keeping climate change below two degrees celsius, the peak year of carbon emission has to be 2016,” he said. “So the challenge is right in front of us.”

The Wall Street Journal
looks deeply at the role of natural gas in driving down U.S. carbon emissions in recent years.

Forbes reports that stocks of several energy efficiency-related companies rose Thursday following introduction of a bipartisan conservation bill on Capitol Hill.