Smoking Gun! Joe Biden’s Dept. Of Energy Blocked Texas From Increasing Power Ahead Of Killer Storm

(Tea Party 247) – As a massive storm brewed, and in anticipation of what this storm could mean for its residents, Texas begged for help and asked the Department of Energy to lift federal regulations that barred the state’s energy output. This was asked a week prior to what ended up killing many people in its wake.

Instead of listening to the pleas for help and responding in accordance, an Emergency Order issued by the Biden administration’s Department of Energy did just the opposite when the Texas energy grid operator ERCOT was given instructions to stay within green energy standards.

This was done by purchasing energy outside of the state and in turn was purchased at a higher cost. As a result, power output throughout the state ahead of the massive polar vortex was throttled. The outcome proved to be catastrophic and deadly.

On Sunday, February 14, Emergency Order 202-21-1 went into effect and showed the Energy Department was aware of the statewide disaster declaration put forth by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. At this time, ERCOT was making ready gas utilities in preparation for a likely surge in demand.

The order indicated that David Huizenga, Acting Energy Secretary, did not waive the environmental restrictions that would allow for maximum energy output. It actually ordered ERCOT to use all resources in order to stay within their acceptable emissions standards which included purchasing energy from outside the state, thus putting the entire state of Texas in potential dire restraints.

Is this what responsible governing looks like? I think not.

Let’s take a look at the money side of this decision. The order stated, “ERCOT anticipates that this Order may result in exceedance of emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and carbon monoxide emissions, as well as wastewater release limits.”

It goes on to state, “To minimize adverse environmental impacts, this Order limits operations of dispatched units to the times and within the parameters determined by ERCOT for reliability purposes.”

The order also instructed that an “incremental amount of restricted capacity” be sold to ERCOT as “a price no lower than $1,500/MWh.” That is an increase of over 6,000 percent over February 2020 prices when it was $18.20.

The Dallas Business Journal put a report out on Wednesday that, “Electricity on the Texas grid has averaged about $1,137.33 per megawatt hour so far in February, up from $18.20 per megawatt hours in February 2020.” This is according to data found from the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas. That’s the 6,000 percent increase as mentioned above.

Then, just days later, the Public Utility Commission of Texas set prices at a whopping $9,000/MWh!

This order put out by the Biden administration was done so with full knowledge that Texans could most certainly freeze to death in their own homes with no electricity and temperatures in the single digits.

This is outright negligence on the part of our leftist governing administration and they need to pay for their greed. And we’re supposed to believe the left when they say they are for the people and want to see America get back to, to, to what?

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18 COMMENTS

  1. We are told that, some day in the future, climate change may result in people dying. But here we have people *already* dying because of bureaucrats’ supposed *fear of climate change*.

  2. There’s Andrew Cuomo keeping the population of NY down and trying to hide it. And then there’s JB attempting to freeze to death the people of Texas.
    Those folks who voted them in, you now know better.

  3. This is a completely inaccurate and biased assessment of what caused the power crisis during this extreme weather event in Texas. Emissions guidelines had nothing to do with fossil fuel power plants shutting down. They shut down because of failure to Implement weatherization guidelines issued in 2011. Natural gas, coal, and nuclear plants experienced shutdowns due to the extreme weather. Gas supply wellheads froze. Instrumentation froze. Even if those power plants could operate at normal levels Texas would not have experienced prolonged blackouts. 4 hour rolling blackouts would have been tolerable and allowed people to still heat their homes instead of the prolonged 10-72 hour blackouts experienced by millions.

    • So are these documents false? Was “at a price no lower than $1,500/MWh” photoshopped into the document?
      As you said, “This is a completely inaccurate and biased assessment”

  4. What do you expect from a SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT!!! More money on their pockets. They DO NOT CARE about their own CITIZENS!!! IMPEACH DEMENTED BiDEN!!!

    • Correct. Nazism was “National Socialism” and the USSR was “Socialist Republics.” Neither system respected human life American Socialism will be no different. Instead of “Jews” the new target is “Conservatives.” Biden obviously drank the Kool-Aid; did he care what flavor it was?

  5. They are doing just what the liberals living in their energy sucking mansions behind the gated walled community guarded by armed guards. They travel in the big limo and private jets and yachts. They consume more energy for their personal use than most small communities use for the average citizens. Then they tell us that we have to cut back our uses to save the planet while they continue with their energy guzzling life style. Their concern about the climate is just a way to gain more power and control over We the People.

  6. IMPEACH “Beijing Joe” Biden IMMEDIATELY, and FURTHER charge him with MURDER . . . This is PLAYING into the HANDS of the ENEMY. There is NO excuse for THIS NEGLIGENCE of our U.S. citizen! One Enlightened Patriot. team Trump and His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  7. Neither Biden nor his army of “retreads” know what they are doing. We are in grave danger. Texas has already found that out!

    • Oh they know what they are doing! They are trying to bring our country and people to their knees so the demonrats will have complete control over us and we will be begging them to help us no matter what!

  8. This is absurd! Congress needs to move and do something to make sure this moron and his administration step back from ruining our nation. If his team cannot provide proper leadership they should all resign and let the nation take steps to install people who can. Biden is screwing up our energy, our foreign policy, trade, immigration, you name it…everything! We cannot depend on Kamala for anything. She has no experience in doing anything. She is a fraud. That is why she dropped out of running for president so early on. She was as dumb as Beto and Warren etc.

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