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Aging Florida nuclear reactors get final approval to run for 20 more years

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NUCLEAR: Federal nuclear regulators grant controversial 20-year license extensions to two aging nuclear reactors at Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear plant, which means they could operate for a record 80 years. (WLRN)

EFFICIENCY: Florida’s agriculture commissioner announces that a council to address climate and energy issues will look at how to replace a 30-year energy savings program she says is not working. (Miami Herald)

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SOLAR:
A Florida county considers regulations for solar projects after getting multiple requests from developers to install solar in the area. (ECB Publishing)
An Austin, Texas, utility says it will purchase energy from a 1.8 MW solar project on top of a new airport parking garage to support a residential solar program. (KVUE) 

PIPELINES: Residents in Shreveport, Louisiana, raise concerns about a new oil and gas company application to build a natural gas pipeline under their main drinking water supply. (KTBS)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says he is holding up a vote on the second-highest Interior Department official nominee to oversee the administration’s five-year plan for offshore oil and gas drilling. (McClatchy DC)

OIL & GAS:
Dominion Energy suspends a request for proposals for 1,500 MW of dispatchable peak capacity in Virginia, which some say would have led to more natural gas. (Utility Dive)
Dominion says a Virginia natural gas leak caused by a contractor who hit a gas line has been stopped. (WTAP)

COAL: Some Eastern Kentucky students and displaced coal miners will learn and develop certifications through virtual reality classes. (Lexington Herald Leader)

TRANSMISSION: An administrative law judge in Florida will hold a hearing this month over a new law to install more underground power lines that utility customers will likely pay for. (Panama City News Herald)

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