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All over the world, countries are connecting up their electricity networksIn the media we hear a lot about “decentralisation”, microgrids, off-grid solutions. But there is another trend going on as well: regional interconnection. We report from Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe about all the networks that are being linked up.

Exclusive interview with Steve Holliday, CEO of National GridSteve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, the British company that operates the gas and electricity transmission and distributions systems in the United Kingdom and northeastern United States, speaks with World Energy Focus about how his company copes with the “tremendous transformation” in the energy sector.

Focus on Poland
Poland is known in Europe as a “climate laggard”, but the country is actually going through a very significant energy transition, away from reliance on coal.

Clean Power Plan
Experts from the World Energy Council discuss the implications of Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Nuclear power in Japan: starting over
Japan cannot do without nuclear power. But it will have to do with much less than it had counted on.

India’s renewable energy ambitions.
They’re big. 175 WG by 2022

Plus a round-up of key global ENERGY EVENTS

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