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Opinion

Asia taps alternative energy sources as China fears grow

Energy security debate now focused on who will control electricity supply future

| East Asia
Technicians of State Grid Corp. of China check power transmission facilities in Zhoushan on Aug. 16: trust is all-important.   © VCG/Getty Images

Nick Butler is a visiting professor at King's College London and a former senior executive at energy company BP.

Three recent events have restored momentum to the development of new long-distance and technically advanced power grids across Asia.

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