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Texas’s Blackouts Are The Result Of Unreliable ‘Green’ Energy

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The blackouts, which have left as many as four million Texans trapped in the cold, show the numerous chilling consequences of putting too many eggs in the renewable basket. Jason Isaac writes:

As Texans reel from ongoing blackouts at the worst possible time, during a nationwide cold snap that has sent temperatures plummeting to single digits, the news has left people in other states wondering: How could this happen in Texas, the nation’s energy powerhouse?

But policy experts have seen this moment coming for years. The only surprise is that the house of cards collapsed in the dead of winter, not the toasty Texas summers that usually shatter peak electricity demand records.

The blackouts, which have left as many as 4 million Texans trapped in the cold, show the numerous chilling consequences of putting too many eggs in the renewable basket.

[Jason Isaac , "Texas’s Blackouts Are The Result Of Unreliable ‘Green’ Energy,” The Federalist, February 18]

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! The false narratives continue. Trying to blame green energy for a complete lack of regulations, maintenance, and contingency planning just further weakens the Republican’s claims of better governance. To follow such follies in Illinois would weaken our State. Facts: ERCOT said Tuesday that of the 45,000 total megawatts of power that were offline statewide, about 30,000 consisted of thermal sources — gas, coal and nuclear plants — and 16,000 came from renewable sources. (https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-02-16/texas-blackouts-fuel-false-claims-about-renewable-energy). And it was failures in the thermal generation and distribution side that caused the issues, not green power.

  2. It’s truly astonishing how much you shill for the wind industry. If it weren’t for thermal generation, Texas would’ve really been royally. It’s amazing, you’re citing ERCOT (who aren’t even from Texas) as to why ERCOT failed. Perhaps you shouldn’t cite ERCOT who’ve made it a priority to replace everything else with wind plus solar.