Power Lines

Houston Matters

How greed and lax regulation may have helped spur the February 2021 power failures

Posted on · Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson discusses the role pipeline operators and traders may have played during the freezing weather and walks us through lawsuits filed in the 2.5 years since, all of which is outlined in his four-part series for the paper.

Energy & Environment

ERCOT CEO Defends Power Outages As Texas Lawmakers Probe Winter Storm Response

Posted on · Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said widespread blackouts during last week’s winter storm were necessary to prevent grid failure.