February 17, 2021 ☼ texas ☼ power-failure ☼ climate ☼ libertarians
Source: The Washington Post - Link
Fossil fuel groups and their Republican allies blamed the power failures on frozen wind turbines and warned against the supposed dangers of alternative power sources. Some turbines did in fact freeze — though Greenland and other northern outposts are able to keep theirs going through the winter.
It is absolutely possible to do renewables in the face of freezing weather. Texas didn’t make the investment to make their grid reliable.