Renewable Energy Is The Solution To Texas’ Blackouts, Not The Cause

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Share to Linkedin AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 17, 2021: A sign states that a Fiesta Mart is closed because of a power outage ... [+] in Austin, Texas on February 17, 2021. Millions of Texans are still without water and electric as winter storms continue. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) Earlier this year, the state of Texas faced freezing temperatures without any power.

Over 70 residents froze to death, farms were destroyed and on February 16th, at least 4. 5 million Texans were without power. As I scrolled through Twitter that week, I saw a lot of finger-pointing. Many blamed the federal administration for not providing aid, some shamed Ted Cruz, as he jetted off to Cancun and many blamed renewable energy and clean technology infrastructure, spreading claims that the windmills and solar panels simply froze and stopped working. Reliable news publications, both national and local, such as APNews, NBC, and Texas Monthly tried to refute the claims that more...