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The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US

By Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
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Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas that left millions without power or clean water during February’s deep freeze. Many have blamed the state’s deregulated electricity market, arguing that Texas prioritized cheap power over reliability.

But climate extremes are wreaking increasing havoc on energy…


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