Here is another good article on the Asian super-grid concept, somewhat similar to the European-North African concept. Thinking futures, this is in the ideas phase, but the proponents argue the technology already exists. Could this be the bases for large scale transnational energy partnerships that draw former enemies into sustainable energy alliances?
One year after an earthquake and tsunami triggered nuclear disaster in Fukushima – and a nuclear rethink in Tokyo – a Japanese renewables advisory group has come up with a radical plan that would allow the country to import electricity from neighbouring countries.
The group is the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) – a research outfit set up last year in the wake of the Fukushima disaster; and its radical proposal – which would require changes to Japanese law for it to be implemented – is the creation of an Asian “super-grid,” that would transport wind and solar energy from Mongolia to Japan.