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Old 09-08-2022, 02:46 PM
 
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Worried about the power grid?

Well, the race for Railroad Commissioner is in November. The race is Wayne Christian (R) vs. Luke Warford (D).

The Railroad Commission was responsible for the February 2021 power grid failure, which happened under Christian.

Here's Warford's site: https://lukewarford.com/
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:16 PM
 
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Worried about the power grid?

Well, the race for Railroad Commissioner is in November. The race is Wayne Christian (R) vs. Luke Warford (D).

The Railroad Commission was responsible for the February 2021 power grid failure, which happened under Christian.

Here's Warford's site: https://lukewarford.com/
The Public Utility Commission, which oversees ERCOT, is appointed by the governor, who absolutely shares the blame in this. Hey! He's also up for re-election in November!

To answer the question, no, the power grid is not fixed. Some improvements were made but not nearly enough. If we get another freeze like we did last year, we would absolutely face the same situation. Your state's leaders are just banking on the odds that we won't get another weather event like that while they're in office.
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Old 10-04-2022, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Cryptocurrency miners line up to come to Texas, and rural counties are welcoming them. I wonder if they will regret this if there's a repeat.
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:15 PM
 
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Pressure Abbott. It's the best way to get it fixed.
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Old 10-09-2022, 10:59 AM
 
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According to Chris Tomlinson's piece in my morning paper there is a big issue with transmission. And nobody wants to fix it.

He says prices in west Texas can be $20 megawatt while they are $2000 a megawatt in Houston.
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Old 10-09-2022, 11:04 AM
 
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https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog...-for-democrats

Warford is only behind by 4 points. WE CAN DO IT!
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Old 10-09-2022, 01:49 PM
 
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Here's a video of what happened during the power grid failure.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08mwXICY4JM

(Jump to 7:48 of the video).

Solar power had almost NOTHING to do with the power grid failure.

And here's another video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kng5ffa8Pkc

At 1:35: The Texas electric grid is largely powered by wind and natural gas.

Notice the video says NOTHING about solar energy.
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Old 10-10-2022, 08:37 AM
 
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As bad as the power grid failure was, here's how it could have been MUCH worse.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02...outages-ercot/
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:39 AM
 
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As bad as the power grid failure was, here's how it could have been MUCH worse.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02...outages-ercot/
It also could have been better, if Abbott and the republicans running Texas had done their job
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Old 10-11-2022, 08:07 AM
 
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yea yea yea its all Abbotts fault and its his fault natural gas is triple and rates had to go up.
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