News bites: Energy Dept.-backed solar project flips the switch, oceans heat up, and more

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a big Energy Department-backed solar power project has begun operations.

The New York Times reports that Poland, heavily reliant on coal, “has been increasingly active in trying to block more aggressive regulations to curb climate change.”

A new study concludes that European carbon emissions limits have not prompted companies to flee to regions without the requirements, Bloomberg reports.

The Huffington Post has the latest on an Arizona utility’s admission that it funded efforts to thwart a solar energy policy.

Time magazine reports on a new study about oceans and global warming.