Texas power outages and Ted Cruz travel agency

Texas has been having rolling power outages since Monday that affect major population centers including Dallas and Houston. The immediate cause is the unusually cold weather in the state, which has increased the demand for power and decreased the supply as some power sources aren’t able to operate in these conditions.

But there are also more systemic issues at play. The Texas power grid is largely operated by a single private company, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT. Moreover, the Texas power grid by design is isolated from the power grids that serve the rest of U.S., which means that Texans can’t draw on energy sources outside of the state.

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Having its own grid is so dumb. GOP policy at it worst.

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The power grid seceded

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Thoughts and prayers :pray:

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https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1361870983347523586

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And these clowns are trying to blame it on AOC and the New Green Deal. Yea, a congresswoman from Brooklyn is the reason some redneck in Hackspittle, TX can’t watch TV.

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I’ll do one better, on the most recent episode of Knowledge Fight, Alex Jones blames the Texas infrastructure problems on…

The great replacement.

Oh yeah, mother nature is all in on white genocide dontcha know

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This is the 10 days of blackout predicted by Q! Trump confirmed President, the man currently pretending to president is a clone of Biden that is actually implementing Trump’s agenda to save America!

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I’m not a utilities expert, but I don’t think power plants should be paying spot prices for baseload production levels

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Right. I’m not doubting that is the choice now. It just seems like very poor planning.

In my heart, I’m wishing this could happen to The Villages.

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One month into communism and Texas already has no power. Thanks biden.

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Texas was on the cutting edge of electricity deregulation.

This is what that gets you. #freemarket

well idk why biden and aoc would orchestrate this if it was bad

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I am trying to find it but no luck. John Cornyn has a tweet blaming the incoming DoE Secretary and he was getting viscously dragged for it.

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It’s even worse when you can, for example, see downturn Dallas covered with fully powered, empty, office buildings.

There is nothing the least bit intelligent going on here.

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Shut down Harvard until we can figure out what the hell is going on.

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