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Have Texas’ Power Problems Been Fixed?

Have Texas’ Power Problems Been Fixed?

Despite Gov. Greg Abbott signing legislation in response to the February blackouts, concerns have emerged about Texas’ power grid this summer. Texas Scorecard spoke with three of the state’s energy experts about the possibility of future blackouts, what the Texas...
Charity Targeted During Winter Blackouts

Charity Targeted During Winter Blackouts

As a local charity was helping citizens in need during the February winter blackouts, the office of Dallas Councilmember Omar Narvaez—one of the 11 who voted for the police overtime cut—was busy questioning if the charity had the proper permit. One of the...
How High Will Electricity Bills Get?

How High Will Electricity Bills Get?

As power continues to be restored statewide, questions have arisen of how high citizens’—and their local governments’—electricity bills will be after the City of Denton was hit with a power bill higher than its total electricity costs for the past year. Not all cities...
Could Lawmakers Have Prevented Texas’ Blackouts?

Could Lawmakers Have Prevented Texas’ Blackouts?

According to a public policy expert, a series of legislative decisions, combined with actions the day of the cold winter snap, led to the current crisis sweeping the state. For days, millions of Texans have been freezing due to rolling blackouts, prompting a public...
Citizens Cry Out During Texas Freeze

Citizens Cry Out During Texas Freeze

Freezing Texans are crying out after power outages—caused in part by Texas relying on green energy—have left many without power for extended periods of time. Texans across the state are reaching out to help each other, and many are demanding answers and action from...