By Lu Nelson
Senior Policy Associate - Center for Rural Affairs 

Cold weather, high demand for electricity highlights need for diverse resources


Last updated 2/24/2021 at 8:12am

Last week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States. Bitter cold led to increased demand for electricity while also forcing significant portions of electric generation offline, leaving millions of people across the Midwest, Great Plains, and Texas in particular without electricity.

Although many were quick to point to wind energy as the main cause, numerous sou...

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