I was thrilled to lock in this interview with Dr. Joshua Rhodes, a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin and an expert on the electricity grid. He breaks down for us what happened in Texas a few weeks ago when the entire state was in the throes of a once-in-a-generation (we hope) storm that left millions without power.
If you’d like to read more about Dr. Rhodes work, check out these links:
- Valentines’s Day giving the Texas electric grid the cold shoulder (Forbes)
- The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to replace. Where should infrastructure spending go? (The Conversation)
- The Economic Impact of Renewable Energy in Rural Texas (IdeaSmiths LLC)
H/T to our super volunteer Larry Howe for recommending Dr. Rhodes. We actually included some reflections from Larry and our spokesperson Sarah Styf on their experiences during the storm.
Hope you enjoy the episode.