As shale gale blows worldwide, India can't kick coal habit
CHENNAI, India -- Most days, the power goes out for a couple of hours in this city of 4.6 million people. Some electricity comes from a new nuclear power plant and from wind farms farther down India's southern coast, but that's just supplemental. More than half of all power comes from coal.
Spare transformers to restore the grid after disaster still await a green light
A portable high-voltage transformer called RecX sits ready to go on its site in Houston, the prototype for a fleet of spare units that could be bundled onto heavy-duty trucks and shipped to locations around the country to help restore electric power quickly after a natural disaster or devastating cyberattack.