Wind Power Fiasco: Texas Faces Summer of Shortfalls, Rationing & Blackouts


Any state or country thinking about running on sunshine and breezes has enough disastrous examples to make them think twice.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: massively subsidised, unreliable and intermittent wind power undercuts reliable coal-fired power plants; some of those plants close; power prices rocket; and grid managers suffer conniptions as they chop customers from the grid, trying to prevent a complete ‘system black’ when the wind stops blowing, as it does almost every single day.

You’ve all heard the story about how wind power obsessed South Australia wrecked its grid and drove power prices through the roof.

Well, here’s pretty much the same tale from Texas, as told by Larry Bell.

Larry is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space…

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