Texas Lawmakers Passed Changes To Prevent More Blackouts. Experts Say It’s Not Enough

In February this year, Ricki Mills looks out from her Dallas home as she waits for a fire hydrant to be turned to get water. Texas lawmakers have approved a package of measure aimed at addressing what went wrong during one of the worst power outages in U.S. history.

After February’s deadly power outages, new legislation would mandate winterizing parts of the state’s energy system. But lawmakers took a pass on major market reforms to make the grid more resilient.

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