Friday Top of the Scroll: What California needs to do to avoid a Texas-style electricity crisis
California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have each faced major energy crises within the past six months that share a primary cause: extreme weather….The Lone Star State’s plight is many orders of magnitude worse than the rolling blackouts Californians endured over two blistering days in August. Yet both situations have exposed the extent to which the United States’ vital energy infrastructure is threatened by erratic and extreme weather conditions that are becoming increasingly common as climate change advances.
- The New York Times: Texas water crisis – Frozen pipes, cracked wells and offline treatment plants
- CalMatters: Texas blackouts put California in spotlight
- Natural Resources Defense Council: Preventing the Next Drinking Water Emergency