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The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You

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Bryan Lee is the media relations consultant for the Retail Energy Supply Association, a broad and diverse group of retail energy suppliers who share the common vision that competitive retail...

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  • Mar 19, 2021

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In the wake of the February 2021 historic grid failure in Texas, misinformation and self-serving recriminations have sprung up faster than mushrooms on the Texas prairie. In Episode 2 of the Energy Markets Podcast, former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff talked about he causes of the blackout as ERCOT and local utilities were still struggling to restore power, and very confidently asserted that neither renewable energy resources nor ERCOT's competitive market were to blame. Jon also talks about the policies that regulators and lawmakers should pursue going forward in order to meet the goal of a zero-carbon grid by 2035 at least cost to consumers.


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Matt Chester on Mar 19, 2021

misinformation and self-serving recriminations have sprung up faster than mushrooms on the Texas prairie

People were still freezing in their homes and political opportunists were on cable news trying to spin the story their preferred direction-- from the leadership side, that was one of the more difficult aspects to watch. I hope as much as people ate up those soundbites, they will pay attention when full reports and recommendations come forth. 

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