News bites: Romney’s Solyndra link, battles over climate financing, and more

The Boston Globe reports that a top adviser to GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney works for the lobbying firm that once represented the failed solar company Solyndra.

Romney has joined other GOP hopefuls in bashing the Obama administration’s 2009 loan guarantee to the company that went bankrupt three months ago.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States is on track to become a net exporter of petroleum for the first time in 62 years.

The Associated Press reports that a major rooftop solar project is set to go despite failing to secure an Energy Department loan guarantee.

AP also reports from the U.N. climate talks in South Africa that “international climate negotiators were at odds Tuesday on how to raise billions of dollars to help poor countries cope with global warming.”

Reuters reports that Chinese officials are accusing Canada of setting a “bad example” at the U.N. talks.