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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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After a crippling winter storm that nearly forced a statewide blackout in Texas the state's power grid is under stress again from soaring demand during summer temperatures. State legislators talked about securing the power grid as priority #1 following the winter storms. Yet, the state and its residents are under pressure again only a few months later. 

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Bob Meinetz on Jun 17, 2021

"State legislators talked about securing the power grid as priority #1 following the winter storms. Yet, the state and its residents are under pressure again only a few months later."

And they'll be under pressure again, and again, and again, until the stupidity of trying to reliably power an electrical grid with wind turbines sinks in. Maybe, at least, it will provide some insight into how powering a grid with batteries might fare.

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