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Daily on Energy, sponsored by EFP: What makes Texas’ power grid unique
“People are looking for someone to blame, and folks who have their own hobby horses on different energy sources are trying to blame wind or gas or whatever,” said Josiah Neeley, a senior energy fellow at the R Street Institute, who lives in Austin. “The problem is not the fuel source. It’s that this is Texas, and everything is not set up for extreme cold.”
Neeley told Josh he does not blame the Texas model for the power shortage, but he and the other analysts said the state will undoubtedly explore reforms as climate change makes extreme weather events more likely.