News bites: Al Gore’s climate group defends strategy

The Wall Street Journal looks at barriers to shale gas production in China.

BuzzFeed reports on the response of Al Gore’s climate advocacy group to the website’s recent story on the organization’s struggles.

Reuters reports that the oil-and-gas industry’s decade-long capital spending boom may be drawing to a close.

Quartz explores whether China’s surging coal demand may flatten out earlier than expected.