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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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Was the Texas energy crisis a point for more interstate transmission? It could be. Texas's power grid sits on an island as big as Texas and uses energy produced only in Texas. This was an issue when much of the energy infrastructure failed under major winter storms. Had Texas been more interconnected, nearby states could have provided some power to lessen the burden on the state's grid. In a future of increased weather extremes, interstate transmission should be seen as a safety net, if nothing else. 

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