The Soviet-style Texas Power Grid

Former Texas governor and former Trump Administration Energy Secretary Rick Perry is making the rounds with outrageous statements about the failing Texas electricity grid. I can see why he is concerned as many fingers are pointing in his direction. I compared this to Chernobyl early on, in that it was the result of an entrenched and incompetent bureaucracy whose primary “freedom” seems to be freedom from oversight and responsibility. The lives of individuals effected by the unfolding disaster also seemed to be an afterthought at best, with the real focus on various political concerns. Experts have been warning about this event for over a decade. Will we see any accountability? This is Texas, and this does involve the energy industry. But people are very, very upset right now. I see this as a watershed moment. Let’s hope some actual positive change comes from this.

Energy expert predicted Texas power grid would collapse like the Soviet Union

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