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US conservatives falsely blame renewables for Texas storm outages

Lawmakers and the Murdoch media target wind and solar but grid operator says fossil fuel generators suffered biggest problems

The electricity outages suffered by millions of Texans amid frigid temperatures sweeping across the United States have been seized upon by conservative commentators presenting a false narrative that renewable power was to blame.

“We should never build another wind turbine in Texas,” read a Facebook post on Tuesday by the state’s agriculture commissioner, Sid Miller. “The experiment failed big time.”

Related: Millions without power and 21 dead as ferocious winter weather sweeps US

American infrastructure, especially our power grids, are not prepared for a world in climate crisis. We need to wake up. Today it’s Texas, but these problems aren’t only local and they’re going to get worse.

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