Why Wasn’t Texas’ Power Grid Prepared for Cold Weather? – February 2021

The Christian Science Monitor

Severin Borenstein, Faculty Director of the Energy Institute, discusses the recent power outages in Texas with The Christian Science Monitor. While many other states suffer from power outages, Texas offers a unique situation with their energy independence from the rest of the country.

“One big difference is that leadership in California recognizes that climate change is happening, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in Texas…People turn up their furnaces now because there isn’t a financial incentive for them not to do it.”

Read more on the Texas Power Failures in the San Francisco Chronicle and Kron4

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