What we’re reading this week

CityLab:  Say Hello to the First New U.S. Nuclear Plant in Almost 20 Years
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 reactor just got approval to operate. What does this mean for the future of American nuclear energy?

Greenwire:  Clean Power Plan: It’s showtime for legal and Hill battles
We get a sense of the expected legal and Congressional challenges with the rule finally published.

RTOInsider:  Group Proposes to Buy Pepco’s DC Assets, Form Publicly Owned Utility
A newly formed advocacy group on Friday filed its intent to acquire the district assets of Pepco Holdings Inc. and transform it into a not-for-profit utility that it said will generate about $1 billion in savings over the next 20 years.

FuelFix:  EQT suspends natural gas drilling in parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia
But, don’t despair, because EQT also has high hopes for what Utica could mean for the region…

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