To describe the blackout that occurred in Texas recently as tragic would be an understatement. It had serious consequences on the well-being of individuals, took a heavy toll on the state’s energy infrastructure and will end up costing taxpayer’s billions to repair. However, what is truly heartbreaking is that the suffering continues for many.
To date, the weather conditions that caused the blackout have resulted in:
- Dozens of deaths, with causes ranging from hypothermia to carbon monoxide poisoning to vehicle crashes.
- Physical and mental stress endured by millions.
- Power outages which left millions of people without electricity and/or in extreme cold conditions.
- Widespread damage to the energy infrastructure of the state.
According to the Independent, the estimated cost of damages is close to the $50 billion mark. While it appears that the situation couldn’t get worse, ERCOT – the Electric Reliability Council of Texas – now says the Texas … Read more...