News bites: Power plant rules still may be years away

The Houston Chronicle explains that it may be several years until new carbon pollution rules for existing power plants called for in President Obama's climate plan materialize.

New oil pipelines are facilitating a boom for Texas refineries, notes The Wall Street Journal.

A military report said attaining energy independence through more oil and gas drilling is "misguided," noting security would come from domestically produced biofuels and renewable energy. InsideClimate News has the story here.

The Wall Street Journal sheds light on a battle between electric utilities and small-scale solar power firms.