Category Archives: US politics

Texas freeze casts renewable energy as next battle line in US culture wars

Conservatives have blamed the state’s power fiasco on solar and wind even though they account for a fraction of supply

The frigid winter storm and power failure that left millions of people in Texas shivering in darkness has been used to stoke what is becoming a growing front in America’s culture wars – renewable energy.

Related: Aggressive push to 100% renewable energy could save Americans billions – study

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Losing our marbles over Stonehenge | Brief letters

Judiciary | Queen’s leases | Travel plans | Ancient showroom | Stonehenge

Donald Trump’s acquittal in the US Senate (Report, 14 February) surely provides the best possible evidence for never allowing politicians to get involved in judicial decision-making. Their priorities lie in other directions.
Les Baker
Fordingbridge, Hampshire

• The Queen gets £220m a year for seabed lease options for windfarms (Queen’s property chief delays sale of Scottish seabed windfarm plots, 12 February). Really? Perhaps she could give the country her cut given the future costs of the climate crisis, Covid and the expected hardships to come?
Stephen King
London

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