• Texas blackouts explained: Arctic weather shut down power plants as demand for heat surged, and the state's grid is on its own

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation.
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    Millions of Texans are without heat and power Wednesday as Arctic weather pummels the state.
    The cold weather caused energy sources including natural gas plants to go offline, just as demand for electricity went up.
    Climate change could make events like these more frequent, experts say.
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