Trump, Giuliani and right-wing extremists groups are being sued in the name of a law established to protect Black people from white supremacy-waged violence.
Texplainer: Why does Texas have its own power grid? Texas Tribune
Don’t point too many fingers at Texas wind turbines, because they’re not the main reason broad swaths of the state have been plunged into darkness.
While ice has forced some turbines to shut down just as a brutal cold wave drives record electricity demand, that’s been the least significant factor in the blackouts, according to Dan Woodfin, a senior director for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state’s power grid.
The main factors: Frozen instruments at natural gas, coal and even nuclear facilities, as well as limited supplies of natural gas, he said. “Natural gas pressure” in particular is one reason power is coming back slower than expected Tuesday, added Woodfin.
It's looking like power plants in Texas unplugged to avoid skyrocketing natural gas spot market rates that went to hundreds of $$ to avoid losses. @ERCOT_ISO has now passed an emergency order allowing them to charge consumers those spot market prices. Capitalism at its finest. pic.twitter.com/xxaHsSbgCX
— Joel Montfort 🌊 (@jmontforttx) February 16, 2021
Israel blocks Covid-19 vaccines destined for Gaza Middle East Eye
Long COVID is an inconvenient truth for proponents of the grossly unethical infection-acquired herd immunity strategy (AKA: let the virus spread).
Of course long COVID is being downplayed. https://t.co/FOG2DltHKw
— Dr Zoë Hyde (@DrZoeHyde) February 17, 2021
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