The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr and Brent Bennett in episode 282 of the In The Tank Podcast. Brent Bennett, a policy director at the Texas Public Policy Foundation joins the show to talk about the recent snowstorm, cold weather, and the resulting blackouts that recently occurred in Texas. Just how much of this problem can be attributed to renewable energy penetration in the Lone Star State?

TPPF – Here’s How the Texas Energy Grid Fell Short
https://www.texaspolicy.com/heres-how-the-texas-energy-grid-fell-short/

TPPF – Correcting the Record: Why Texas’ Blackouts Occurred
https://www.texaspolicy.com/correcting-the-record-why-texas-blackouts-occurred/

Austin American-Statesman – Frozen wind turbines hamper Texas power output, state’s electric grid operator says
https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/02/14/historic-winter-storm-freezes-texas-wind-turbines-hampering-electric-generation/4483230001/

Austin American-Statesman – Texas power grid operators start rotating blackouts as state sets record high power demand
https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/02/14/texas-weather-rolling-blackouts-power-outage-winter-storm/4485015001/

Forbes (Robert Bryce) – This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2021/02/15/this-blizzard-exposes-the-perils-of-attempting-to-electrify-everything/?sh=6b3211327e15

Reason – Renewable Energy Is Not the Chief Cause of Texas’ Power Outages
https://reason.com/2021/02/16/renewable-energy-is-not-the-chief-cause-of-texas-power-outages/

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