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Grid Failures, Green Energy And A Growing Climate Crisis: What's The Future Of Electric Power In The U.S., Texas?

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After Texas' power failure in February, there's been a lot of discussion about the stability and sustainability of the state's energy system.

Texas wasn't the only state affected by harsh winter weather and a damaged electric grid, and experts say without proper planning and fortification, grid failures will likely continue.

How do energy grids work? What's the alternative? How are states working to make energy grids more durable and sustainable?

How is the electric industry responding to the changing climate, disruptive technologies, shifts toward renewables, and other unprecedented challenges?

What could certain state and federal policy changes mean for the future of energy grids in Texas and across the country?


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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, April 21.

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