- In the wake of the election, text messaging sessions among four friends, women who were scientists, about ordinary events in their lives changed. Their discussions turned into an email chain, supporting a pledge for inclusivity in science and the need for reason in politics. That pledge has now signed by more than 14,000 women in science. [Salon]
- The French energy giant Engie announced it had secured financial close for the $1.2 billion gas-powered cogeneration plant on Saudi Arabia’s Fadhili independent power project. The country’s National Transformation Plan includes development of over 13 GW of gas-fired plants, which are due in the next few years. [Utilities-ME.com]
- British oil giant BP has cut forecasts for long-term oil and gas demand as renewable power takes more market share, energy efficiency slashes demand and the popularity of electric and driverless cars grows. BP said energy efficiency and renewable power will be more of a threat to its existing business than they were a year ago. [The Australian]
- TEPCO may have found fuel debris from the meltdown under reactor No 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi power station. If confirmed to be nuclear fuel debris, the discovery, made with a remotely controlled camera attached to the end of a 10.5-meter telescopic arm, could shed light on the condition of melted fuel in the reactor. [The Japan Times]
- Most New Jersey voters in both political parties want the state to move to 100% clean power by 2050, according to a poll by the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released this week. A policy requiring the state to get 100% of its energy from clean energy by 2050 was supported by 70%. Only 15% were opposed. [Press of Atlantic City]
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