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Guest opinion: The Texas power crisis: What happened, why it happened, and what it means for the future of energy policy

Original post made on Mar 16, 2021

In a guest opinion, Portola Valley Town Council member Jeff Aalfs writes about the Texas power crisis and how the state's electric system differs from California's.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, March 14, 2021, 8:49 AM

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 16, 2021 at 8:18 pm

USA is a registered user.

Those of us who have lived in Mountain View or elsewhere in California for several decades remember all the blackouts. The heavy tax-and-spend policies and heavy regulations back then did not prevent the blackouts then and will not prevent future problems. The real causes are complex and varied in Texas, in California, and world-wide.

We need a comprehensive plan and broad actions. A single blame (global warming) or a single solution (more regulation) is not reality.

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