As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
Natural gas supplies are growing, but so are other markets for it besides power generation.
Sections of the media have talked up the prospects of future power outages, even though the electricity market operator predicts that Australia's stringent reliability standards will still be met.
Fifteen years after the Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people in the US and Canada, experts explain that many threats to the electricity grid remain.
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
Vaccines need to be kept cold to remain effective. A lack of power in remote areas makes this difficult, reducing the reach of the life-saving pharmaceuticals.