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Green Energy’s Epic Failure in Texas: Record-breaking Freeze Disables ‘Sustainable’ Grid

This week’s winter blast has caught the United States by surprise and the results have been nothing short of devastating. 

A powerful winter weather front has knocked out vulnerable energy grids in multiple areas across the US, and has even been blamed for at least two deaths so far in Texas.

Snow and ice knocked out power for more than four million people in the state of Texas, shutting down essential services, water treatment plants, grocery stores, medical services, and even air travel, with more freezing days still to come.

Record-breaking Winter Across America

The winter of 2020-2021 has already been a record-breaking winter in many parts of the world, with this trend being felt no more so than in the Lone Star State.

According to Associated Press

Several cities in the U.S. saw record lows as Arctic air remained over the central part of the country. In Minnesota, the Hibbing/Chisholm weather station registered minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 39 degrees Celsius), while Sioux Falls, South Dakota, dropped to minus 26 Fahrenheit (minus 26 degrees Celsius).

The report continues:

In Kansas, where wind chills dropped to as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 34 degrees Celsius) in some areas, Gov. Laura Kelly declared a state of disaster.

Louisiana State Police reported that it had investigated nearly 75 weather-related crashes caused by a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the past 24 hours.

Air travel was also affected. By midmorning, 3,000 flights had been canceled across the country, about 1,600 of them at Dallas/Fort Worth International and Bush Intercontinental airports in Texas. At DFW, the temperature was 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius) — 3 degrees (-16 degrees) colder than Moscow.

In Houston, officials said Bush Intercontinental Airport runways would remain closed until at least 1 p.m. Tuesday, a day longer than previously expected.

The storm arrived over a three-day holiday weekend that has seen the most U.S. air travel since the period around New Year’s. More than 1 million people went through airport security checkpoints on Thursday and Friday.

Texas ‘Green’ Power Grid Goes Down

It’s now clear that one of the primary reasons for these power grid failures are vulnerabilities due to wishful thinking about supposedly ‘green’ energy policies pushed by wind and solar lobbyists. Politicians never considered the disaster which would ensue when (not if) these would eventually fail. As a results, many thousands of lives have been put at risk overnight.

As it turned out, the state’s ‘sustainable’ energy grid could not even sustain a winter weather front.

It is believed that nearly half of all wind power generators were knocked offline due to the freeze – one of the primary causes of the state’s power grid to fall out of balance and leading to disruptions of service and instability. Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for the state’s legislature to investigate the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which is supposed to manage the 75% of the state’s power grid.

Associated Press reports…

A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in Texas, where an unusually snowy emergency Monday knocked out power for more than four million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have heat until at least Tuesday, as frustration mounted and the state’s electric grid came under growing demand and criticism.

“Things will likely get worse before they get better,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top elected official in the county of nearly 5 million people around Houston.

AP continues, stating how, “Law enforcement reported two men were found dead along Houston-area roadways. Causes of death were pending, but officials said the subfreezing temperatures were likely to blame.”

“The toll of the worsening conditions included the delivery of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments, which were expected to be delayed until at least midweek. Massive power outages across Houston included a facility storing 8,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, leaving health officials scrambling to find takers at the same time authorities were pleading for people to stay home.”

Far from supportive of people struggling in Texas, the view from the White House is nothing short of bizarre – with no definitive statement thus far being made by new President Joe Biden, who instead has continued to stick to what can only be described as the World Economic Forum and Greta Thunberg’s well-worn script, further claiming that ‘climate change’ (aka global warming due to man-made CO2) somehow poses an “urgent existential threat the life on earth” – despite the fact that there is no actual scientific evidence of this often repeated claim.

Instead, the White House is doubling down on its UN-led radical green energy plan, where many states and nations have already been lured into converting their power grids to ‘sustainable’ energy, and in the process creating punishing higher energy prices for consumers, as well as deadly power shortages due to the unreliable ‘green’ grid.

It’s now clear that is really driving the ‘sustainable’ race to the bottom is the illusion of a moral imperative to “save the planet” which is being fueled by an ever-growing gravy train of ‘green’ consultancies and financial instruments which are effectively being subsidized through various federal government grants.

The results – like we are seeing this week in Texas, as well as in Germany – have been nothing short of deadly, led by faux environmental activists, incompetent bureaucrats and increasingly clueless, virtue-signalling politicians.

Host Tucker Carlson explains how elites pushing ‘green energy’ are dangerously out of touch with America, as well as the harsh realities of energy and economics. Watch:

READ MORE CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Climate Files




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