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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/republica...194458972.html

    Texas’ energy grid is a powerful example disproving the myth that private sector and deregulation is always better than the government.

    Since Texas deregulated it’s power grid, Texans have paid $28 billion more for power than they would have under a government regulated grid. And the grid failed at the first major sign of adversity. Texas’ deregulation destroyed their power grid.
    You mean that the idea that deregulation leads to lower cost and quality isn't dogma?
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    https://www.npr.org/2021/03/06/97441...m-winter-storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
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    "We just see the tip of the iceberg," D'Andrea said. "You don't know who you're hurting. You think you're protecting the consumer and turns out you're bankrupting a co-op or a city. And so it's dangerous, after something is run, to go around and redo it."
    Yea bankrupt the individual Texans...but not the company! Murica, **** yea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
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    As you should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncsinmo View Post
    As you should.
    Meaning?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    You mean that the idea that deregulation leads to lower cost and quality isn't dogma?
    Does anyone (not crazy) actually believe no government regulation is good?

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    The grid in Texas is public not private and as far as I can tell reasonably well run as the grid didn't fail (while in CA the grid is private and HORRIBLY run and has burned thousands of homes and has regular weather based blackouts now). Hopefully Texas can penalize the private power generation companies that DID fail spectacularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    The grid in Texas is public not private and as far as I can tell reasonably well run as the grid didn't fail (while in CA the grid is private and HORRIBLY run and has burned thousands of homes and has regular weather based blackouts now). Hopefully Texas can penalize the private power generation companies that DID fail spectacularly.
    What does this mean? The grid didn’t fail? Only private power generation companies did? How come so many Texans were without power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    What does this mean? The grid didn’t fail? Only private power generation companies did? How come so many Texans were without power?
    The grid is the transmission of power. The failure was that there wasn't enough electricity to come close to meeting demand not that it couldn't be transmitted.

    My power bill has some money go to the state to maintain the grid and the rest goes to my chosen power company. I much prefer this system to the system I had to deal with in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Does anyone (not crazy) actually believe no government regulation is good?
    I theory people do not. Practice can be different


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    The grid is the transmission of power. The failure was that there wasn't enough electricity to come close to meeting demand not that it couldn't be transmitted.

    My power bill has some money go to the state to maintain the grid and the rest goes to my chosen power company. I much prefer this system to the system I had to deal with in CA.
    Oh, I see. You're talking specifically about the components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    The grid is the transmission of power. The failure was that there wasn't enough electricity to come close to meeting demand not that it couldn't be transmitted.

    My power bill has some money go to the state to maintain the grid and the rest goes to my chosen power company. I much prefer this system to the system I had to deal with in CA.
    That was part of the problem. But there were also major problems presented by the state's lack of preparedness surrounding cold weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    That was part of the problem. But there were also major problems presented by the state's lack of preparedness surrounding cold weather.
    To be fair, how much priority would you have put on preparing yourself for cold weather in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    To be fair, how much priority would you have put on preparing yourself for cold weather in Texas.
    More would have been better


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    More would have been better


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    depends what you're meaning, I guess....houses are built to their climates, so far less insulation, no pipes with heat tape, not nearly as air tight in Texas as they'd be in colder climates....you can't just do all that when a storm like that heads your way....
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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