Hot off the Griddle: December 9

Good morning, and welcome back to the Griddle, a menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. Southern Florida welcomes visitors from around the world this time of year, offering family-friendly beach and ocean getaways. Tourism assets are well-protected from U.S. oil exploration, but not from Cuban drilling, which can operate  nearly as close to Florida as BP's Macondo well was to Louisiana. The U.S.'s decades-old embargo on Cuba is running up against the need to offer them drilling and safety technology, as Bloomberg News' Katarzyna Klimasinska reports today.

And now this week's Best of Bloomberg Sustainability:

U.S. Delay on Climate Change Deal Prompts Backlash From Europe to Barbados
Kim Chipman and Alex Morales

Buffett’s $2 Billion Solar Bet Receives ‘Attractive’ Power Rates
Christopher Martin

$1 Trillion Speaks Louder Than UN Talks: The Grid
Nathaniel Bullard

End of Mideast 'Easy Oil' Means Opportunity for Exxon, BP
Anthony DiPaola, Eduard Gismatullin and Wael Mahdi

Cuba Oil Drilling Tests U.S. on Protecting Florida or Embargo
Katarzyna Kimasinska

Bush-Backed Range Fuels Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fails
Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Backed by Bush Fails 
Mario Parker

India Halts Wal-Mart Entry Amid Protests
Bibhudatta Pradhan and Andrew MacAskill

Fracking for Gas in a Field of Cabbages
Kari Lundgren

Mandelbrot Beats Economics on Markets: Bloomberg View
Mark Buchanan

BP Has Oil-Spill Fine Road Map in Citgo Case
Margaret Cronin Fisk and Brian Swint

Weather Extremes Causing More Variable USDA Data, Analysts Say
Jeff Wilson

Bleary-Eyed UN Negotiators Press on
Alex Morales

India's 'Astonishing Auction' Pushes Down Global Solar Price
Natalie Obiko Pearson

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