Texas-Style Blackouts Are the Future

from The Wall Street Journal,

The grid is designed to shut down, and we’re designing it to shut down more often.

<p> But I doubt many people will be phlegmatic when Texas-like rolling blackouts come to the Northeast or New England one of these winters, as they almost did in the 2014 polar vortex. Falling trees won’t be the culprit. The guilty party will be our choice not to invest in pipelines and backup gas plants to support our desired renewables in the face of cold spells a lot more predictable than those that landed on Texas.

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