Alex Epstein talks about all the issues regarding the Texas Power grid.
Epstein notes the planned failure that will hopefully change due to this storm — right now TX’s plans include:
- 0 new nuclear plants
- 0 new coal plants
- 9.4 GW wind (the existing 32 GW went to 1 GW during crucial times this week)
- 11.9 GW solar (solar was useless much of the week)
- 5.0 GW gas (to handle the unreliables)
Dan Crenshaw notes: “Bottom line: fossil fuels are the only thing that saved us. They are *base load* energy. If we were even *more* reliant on the wind turbines that froze, the outages would have been much worse.”