CleanTechnica: Renewables Ride To The Rescue As Texas Bakes Under Withering Heat

June 16 — Wind and solar power turned a neat trick in Texas this week, with turbines and PV panels continuing to churn out electricity as the entire southwest baked under yet another round of record setting high temperatures

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KHOU TV: Will the power grid hold up as Texans crank up their ACs this weekend?

June 17 — The number one stressor on Texas’ electric grid is people running their air conditioners, which most are doing heading into an extremely hot holiday weekend.

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CNN: Wind and solar power are ‘bailing out’ Texas amid record heat and energy demand

June 14 — Texans are cranking on the air conditioning this week amid an unusually early heat wave, setting new records for electricity demand in the state, which surpassed 75 gigawatts on Sunday and smashed the 2019 record. Texas grid operator ERCOT projects it could approach that peak again on Tuesday.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock fire, gas officials stress safety amid uptick in accidents

June 14: In the midst of an increase in natural gas leaks around the city, some prompting evacuations, Lubbock Fire Rescue and Atmos Energy are urging the public and construction crews to call before they dig and to follow best practices when they do.

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