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Data Shows Wind Power Failure was Chief Cause of Massive Texas Power Shortage

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A historic winter storm and cold explosion wreaked havoc in Texas last week.

Power outages were initiated early Monday morning by the Texas Electric Reliability Council and lasted for days. This meant that hundreds of thousands of Texans were without electricity for a short time. Temperatures dropped on teens near Dallas and in their 20s near Houston.

According to reports, nearly half of West Texas’ wind power went down after the turbines freeze.

A helicopter running on fossil fuels spraying a fossil fuel chemical on a wind turbine made from fossil fuels during an ice storm is awesome. pic.twitter.com/3HInc2qKb9

– Luke Legate (@lukelegate) February 15, 2021

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Seven days later, the data shows that wind power was the main cause of the massive blackout.

About Zero Hedge:

With the worst power crisis in Texas now behind us, the guilt and pointing of the finger begins, and while the jury has yet to decide whose actions (or lack thereof) may have led to the deadly and widespread power outages, who shocked Texas this week, Cascend Strategy writes that “if there was any doubt as to why the Texas grid collapsed, the data is clear”

  • The wind failed when “Sunday ice storms cut off nearly half of Texas’ s wind power capacity, when a massive freezing condition blocked wind turbines across the state and sparked a power generation crisis.”
  • Natural gas made the difference for a while
  • But then everything else followed

Oil and natural gas producer Texas couldn’t keep up with the electricity it needed last week because its Chinese windmills were frozen in the cold.
You really can’t make that up!

Never trust the Democrat on green energy.

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