President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has asked for its US permit application to be put on hold – a move that would leave the final decision on the controversial tar sands oil project to the next U.S. President. [The Guardian]

Bidgely closed a $16.6 million Series B round on Tuesday to expand its HomeBeat energy management platform. [GreenTech Media]

The five remaining Arizona state workers  tasked with securing federal grants to assist with energy savings have been fired, and the 40-year-old State Energy Program has been disbanded. [AZ Central]