WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2021 — The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement on the ongoing power outages in Texas.
“It is disgraceful to see the longtime antagonists of clean power – who attack it whether it is raining, snowing, or the sun is shining – engaging in a politically opportunistic charade misleading Americans to promote an agenda that has nothing to do with restoring power to Texas communities. Texas is a warm-weather state experiencing once-in-a-generation cold-weather. Most of the power that went offline was gas or coal. It is an extreme weather problem, not a clean power problem. If anything, it shows why we need to be investing in building out more renewable energy sources with better transmission and storage to replace outdated systems. While some try to distract from their own failure and point fingers to slow the transition to a clean energy future, America’s renewable energy companies are working around the clock to put additional power onto the system to assist Texans during this difficult time. Enough political games. Don’t mess with Texas, just tell the truth, and get the power back on for people.”
– Heather Zichal, ACP CEO