Texas Power Outages Dominate House Hearing On Drafting Climate Bill

February 18, 2021
Power blackouts in Texas and other states caused by severe winter weather dominated the discussion at a House energy subcommittee hearing which was intended to kick off Democrats’ efforts to draft climate change legislation, signaling that the issue of grid reliability will have to be a central part of any bill. House Energy and Commerce energy subcommittee Chairman Bobby Rush (D-IL) described the Feb. 18 hearing as a first step “toward a new center of gravity -- and that is...

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