Texas Gov Greg Abbott wasted no time politicizing – and twisting the facts – the outages that left millions of his constituents without power in freezing temperatures

During an appearance on Tuesday’s Fox News show on right-wing television personality Sean Hannity, Republican governor falsely alleged that renewable energy outages were responsible for nationwide power outages The situation is evidence that the Democratic-sponsored Green New Deal is a “fatal one Deal “would be for the country

“Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, like natural gas and oil and nuclear, and sun and wind,” he said. “But you saw that our wind and sun were turned off and together they made up more than 10% of our electricity grid, and that Texas got into a situation where there was a nationwide lack of electricity ”

Texas Gov Abbott blames solar and wind for the power outages in his state, saying, “This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States”Twittercom / YfVwa3YRZQ

While some Texas wind turbines froze during the storm, outages in natural gas, coal and nuclear power plants caused roughly twice as much power loss as renewable energy problems, Texas Electric Reliability Council officials told conference Tuesday in a press conference >

Abbott himself knows this after sending out a tweet on Monday that the blackouts were due to outages in natural gas and coal-fired power plants

Texas power grid has not been impacted The ability of some companies producing electricity has been frozen This includes the natural gas & coal generators They are working to get the generation back on line ERCOT & PUC prioritize residential customers https: // tco / wDiDXN17Fu

However, while he was chatting with Hannity, it appeared that the government did not want facts to stand in the way of its own popular – and widely debunked – right-wing narrative: that renewable energies are responsible for Texas’s current troubles

Conservatives from GOP Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller to Newbie US. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colorado, yesterday saw the crisis as an indictment of wind power – something Abbott has proven once again that he has enough to save

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