News bites: Political fallout from Obama’s climate plan


The Associated Press reports that the plan has put coal country “on the defensive.”

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Grist
magazine looks at Obama’s new “Power Africa” initiative and wonders, “will the energy be clean or dirty?”

USA Today reports on falling gasoline prices.

Reuters reports on Apple Inc.’s latest energy moves.

“Apple Inc. said it plans to build a new solar farm with NV Energy Inc for power supply to its new data center in Reno, Nevada, a major step towards its goal of having its data centers run on renewable energy,” the news service reports.