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Could Batteries Have Helped in Texas’ Electrogeddon?

War planners have long recommended battery backup for solar, wind, and natural gas

Body sledding in Houston yesterday. Photo: Mark Felix/AFP/Getty

The Arctic blast affecting 150 million Americans across 14 states has revealed that solar and wind, backed up by batteries, aren’t yet a solution for powering our towns and cities, and neither are fossil fuels, which have been immobilized…

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