French plans to open hydroelectric concessions to competitive bidding, as proposed by the previous government, should be reviewed because they threaten to drive up power prices, lawmakers from the ruling Socialist Party said.
General Electric Co. and Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest locomotive makers, are rushing to develop natural gas-powered models in a potential shift from diesel’s six decades as the fuel of choice for railroads.
Airbus SAS said it will revert to traditional battery technology for its new A350 wide-body aircraft instead of the lithium-ion power source that grounded Boeing Co.’s competing 787 Dreamliner after malfunctions.
Airbus SAS is developing plans to use standard batteries in its new A350 model and jettison the lithium-ion power source that grounded Boeing Co.’s rival 787 Dreamliner, two people familiar with the plans said.
Meeting rooms used by accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to consult with their attorneys had microphones in the ceiling that could be used by the U.S. government to monitor conversations, the top legal adviser for the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp said.