2021-02-17 02:32:33, , AP NEWS
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Still a variety of misleading claims spread on social media around renewable energy, with wind turbines and the Green New Deal getting much of the attention.
With millions of Texas residents still without power amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators have falsely claimed that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame."
But the Green New Deal is irrelevant, as no version of it exists in Texas or nationwide, said Mark Jacobson, director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.
"The experiment failed big time.""This is a perfect example of the need for reliable energy sources like natural gas & coal," tweeted U.S. Sen.
ERCOT said Tuesday that of the 45,000 total megawatts of power that were offline statewide, about 30,000 consisted of thermal sources – gas, coal and nuclear plants – and 16,000 came from renewable sources.
Social media, U.S. News, AP Top News, Media, Steve Daines, AP Fact Check, Texas
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