Governor Greg Abbott says a severe cold snap in Texas has 'compromised' all sources of power and the state will have to endure at least a few more days of sub-freezing temperatures. Millions are with light or heat. (Feb. 17)
GREG ABBOTT: Cold temperatures will remain across much of the state for the next few days. Every source of power that the state of Texas has has been compromised, whether it be renewable power such as wind or solar but also, as I mentioned today, access to coal-generated power. Access to gas-generated power also have been compromised, whether it be with regard to systems freezing up or equipment failures.
If we relied solely upon green energy, that would be a challenge. But in Texas, we do not rely solely upon green energy. We have access to all sources of energy.