Flows of electricity are obviously going to be a big deal over the coming decades. According to Wired Magazine, in the kind of euphoric article that wouldn’t be possible since the big East Coast black-out, the whole world will be a single, frictionless electricity grid within a decade and the stuff will flow unimpeded by politics or rotting infrastructure.

The Wired piece shows France to be the third largest exporter of electricity on the planet, which makes the assertion, in this rather more gloomy Guardian article, that France’s export flow actually reversed during the recent lethal heatwave, even more terrifying.