NBC News reports:
As millions of Texans went without power for days during February’s devastating storm, Texas oil and gas regulators were circulating talking points from a noted climate skeptic blaming system failures on the state’s embrace of wind and solar energy, emails obtained by NBC News show.
The talking points from Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” made their way to the Texas governor’s office and to the state’s oil and gas regulator, known as the Railroad Commission of Texas. One commissioner amplified the talking points on Twitter, while another commissioner’s aide forwarded them to top Texas oil and gas lobbyists.
The talking points said there was a lesson to learn from the Texas crisis: that wind and solar power are “often useless when you need them most.”
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EXCLUSIVE: As millions of Texans were without power, Texas oil and gas regulators circulated a
climate skeptic’s talking points on energy crisis
The talking points said the lesson learned was: wind and solar are “often useless when you need them most.” https://t.co/UnINtRbrsw
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) April 1, 2021
Like many of you, I am going on 40 hours without electricity/heat (and intermittent cellular). Please continue doing what you must to stay warm & safe. After this is over, a thorough autopsy of the situation must be conducted to ensure Texas families do not go through this again. https://t.co/E7C7ZSh3Z7
— Wayne Christian (@ChristianForTX) February 16, 2021