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NUCLEAR: A chorus from industry and think tanks is calling for a nuclear energy renaissance to meet demand and goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. (ClimateWire)

ALSO: A new Pew survey shows most young Americans oppose nuclear power and offshore drilling. (Associated Press)

EPA: The Supreme Court’s ruling this week on the EPA’s toxic emissions rule for power plants has reignited debate about the agency using health “co-benefits” to justify the economic impacts of its regulations. (Greenwire)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: Oklahoma’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the EPA’s impending greenhouse gas emissions limits for power plants. (The Hill)

FRACKING: Naturally occurring radioactive materials found in liquid wastes from fracking are an emerging environmental health concern. (Environmental Health Perspectives)

PIPELINE LEAKS: Federal regulators said Wednesday they want operators of pipelines to notify federal officials within an hour after breaches and leaks. (The Hill)

GULF DRILLING: Shell announced it will build a new deep-water platform in the Gulf of Mexico, with an estimated start date around 2020. (FuelFix)

NBA basketball champion Bill Walton now devotes much of his life to spreading the gospel of solar power. (Huffington Post)
Solar-energy industry executives are questioning the cost shift that Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing for new residential rooftop installations. (Pacific Business News)
• Maine lawmakers on Tuesday directed state regulators to create a new way to reimburse homeowners and businesses that generate a portion of their electricity from solar. (Bangor Daily News)

STORAGE: The operator of Hawaii’s only coal-fired power plant is proposing to develop a large energy storage facility. (Pacific Business News)

• Stable $60-a-barrel oil gave the U.S. energy sector a break from mass layoffs in May and June, but the sector still announced 60,500 job cuts between January and June. (FuelFix)
• California created nearly 2,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs in the first quarter of 2015, to rank second in the nation behind Georgia. (San Francisco Business Times)

WIND: Colorado employs about one-tenth of all U.S. wind industry workers, has 22 wind-energy manufacturing plants and is home to 29 wind farms. (Denver Business Journal)

PROTEST: An energy summit organized by the New Mexico Business Coalition drew noisy protests from environmental and clean energy advocates on Wednesday. (Albuquerque Journal)

COAL: The formation of a new company to run Montana’s largest power plant has raised questions about how long it can operate, as pollution-control costs rise and the market for coal-fired power declines. (Casper Star Tribune)

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