Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Blames Power Outages on the Green New Deal

What has sent Texas reeling is not an engineering problem, nor is it the frozen wind turbines blamed by prominent Republicans. It is a financial structure for power generation that offers no incentives to power plant operators to prepare for winter. In the name of deregulation and free markets, critics say, Texas has created an electric grid that puts an emphasis on cheap prices over reliable service. On a wholly unsurprising side-note, that Texas even has its own, separate electrical grid is due to a desire to, as Houston Public Media noted, “avoid dealing with the feds,” and to avoid federal regulation and oversight.

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