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Filipino linemen conduct preventive maintenance to electrical lines in a street in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines energy department urged Filipinos to conserve electricity usage after it recorded its highest daily demand this year.
Workers wearing protective gear rest at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan
A worker carries coal in a basket to a wholesale market in Mumbai, India. The country, the world’s third-largest coal consumer, imported 43 per cent more fuel than a year ago due to increased demand from power stations and steelmakers, according to shipping data, and is set to eclipse China as the top importer of power station coal by 2014
Indian workers climb high-tension power cables without safety equipment in New Delhi. A blistering heatwave has caused massive power cuts and water shortages across much of north and western India, with some people taking to the streets to express their anger with the government.
Lightning of a thunder storm illuminates the sky over a wind energy park near Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany.
Employees check on an electricity pylon in Chuzhou, Anhui Province in China.