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#1 2021-02-27 12:31:04


The Texas Fiasco Makes the Case for Creating a National Power Grid

The Texas Fiasco Makes the Case for Creating a National Power Grid
Connecting America’s regional grids, albeit pricey and difficult, could help usher in the future of energy.

https://www.motherjones.com/environment … ower-grid/

You could point fingers in several directions for the outages that stemmed from last week’s polar vortex obliteration of the Texas power grid. You can’t rightly blame Earth for doing what it does, but you could certainly condemn the state’s deregulation of its energy system. Texas also remains heavily reliant on fossil fuels, and the power plants that run on them failed en masse. So you might blame those operators, but you can’t blame renewables for this one.
But you’re not likely to see many people pointing fingers at the obscure yet fascinating eccentricities of the fragmented United States energy grid. And you’re even less likely to hear that what happened in Texas could help spur the country to better prepare its grid for the ascent of renewables—and our descent into the ravages of climate change.



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