Monday, February 22, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The recent winter storm brought an unprecedented Arctic air mass to Texas, along with historically low temperatures and freezing precipitation. On the coldest days in living memory, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas—our state’s manager of the electric grid—failed. The spin started immediately, and even AOC weighed in, remarking that “The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you don’t pursue a Green New Deal.” What’s the truth? Our experts have analyzed the events that began on Valentine’s Day—and the bad policies that set the stage for this disaster years in advance. Join our livestream event to learn more about what happened, and how to prevent it from happening again.
- Kevin Roberts, Ph.D. (Moderator) – Executive Director, Texas Public Policy Foundation
- Emily Pataki (Panelist) – District 2 Director and Board President, Pedernales Electric Cooperative
- The Honorable Jason Isaac (Panelist) – Director of Life:Powered, Texas Public Policy Foundation
- The Honorable Chuck DeVore (Panelist) – Vice President of National Initiatives, Texas Public Policy Foundation