A recent piece from the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) relies on inaccuracies and mischaracterizations, and is just plain wrong. While publishing such pieces may help raise CLF’s profile, it does nothing to help with the very real reliability risks facing the region.
In making its arguments, CLF repeats the fact that the region hasn’t seen widespread controlled power outages as evidence they won’t happen in the future. This argument is as specious as it is illogical. Texas, which experienced widespread outages in 2021, hadn’t seen the type of power stress they saw until they did. As the region’s electricity supply continues to become more fragile, the past simply is not prologue, and we would be derelict if we did not speak up when we have concerns.