What Happened At The Texas Legislature To Shore Up The State’s Power Grid?
After the February winter storm caused the worst blackout in Texas history, state leaders and lawmakers vowed to overhaul the state’s energy market, strengthen its electrical grid and address energy prices.
From power infrastructure to oversight, what did the 87th Texas Legislature accomplish and which reforms fell by the wayside?
What was primarily to blame for the failure of Texas' power grid? Where does the state's energy market stand now?
Will these fixes be enough to keep the lights on and affordable, and prevent another major blackout event in Texas?
- Mose Buchele, KUT energy and environment reporter and host of the podcast "The Disconnect: Power, Politics and the Texas Blackout"
- Varun Rai, Ph.D., LBJ School associate dean for research, professor of public affairs and director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin
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*This interview was recorded on Tuesday, September 14.