February 2022 NEWS

Never again one year later: Texas grid is graded by expert

  AUSTIN, Texas — After 2021’s winter storm, a group of experts puts together a list of recommendations they thought would prevent another major power grid failure. Alison Silverstein, a consultant, strategist, and writer on electric transmission and... Read More >

Statement: Never Again One Year Later | A Reliability Report Card

  Austin (February 14, 2022)—Alison Silverstein, an author of last year’s “Never Again: How to Prevent Another Major Texas Electricity Failure,” has issued a report card (see below) on the first anniversary of Winter Storm Uri, grading the Public Utility Commission... Read More >

Texas' old-timey electric grid is not fixed, and politicians are propping it up

The Texas electric grid performed adequately during a routine cold snap, but if Texans mistakenly believe the grid is generating, delivering and financing electricity optimally, we’ll experience more blackouts. No one seriously thought that a dusting of ice and snow, with... Read More >

The Texas energy system faces a winter reckoning — again

    Texas political leaders say the state is ready to prevent another winter grid collapse. Energy experts disagree. As Texas approaches the anniversary of last February’s devastating week-long freeze-up of its energy system, one obvious question looms: Is the... Read More >

CGMF announces new dual leadership structure

Marilu Hastings, left, and Katherine Lorenz were named executive vice president and president, respectively, as part of a new dual leadership structure at the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation. AUSTIN (February 1, 2022)— The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation named Katherine Lorenz... Read More >

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