I have some questions for Governor Greg Abbott.
First, Does Governor Abbott know that the “Texas American Society of Civil Engineers released a statement after the February 2021 winter storm which killed 246 people, that Texas has substantial and growing reliability and resilience problems with its electric system?”
Second, why, at the moment in time when the West Texas High Plains 11,000 wind turbines could be at their peak production profile, wind energy is being curtailed or congested and not able to flow through to some of the higher-population areas?” More specifically, “Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has to throttle back the [wind] generators,” losing out on wind energy that could help provide much-needed stability to the electric grid during high energy-demand summers and winter!
Third, why is the Public Utility Commission, which oversees the grid, late in conducting tests to determine the economic benefits of adding transmission lines from the West Texas High Plains 11,000 wind turbines?”
Fourth, it appears that Governor Greg Abbott is only interested in adding economic benefits to transmission lines. What about the human benefits, saving lives during winter storms and extreme summer heat?
A Governor Beto O’Rourke will increase Texas’ wind and solar renewable energy power coupled with an enhanced power transmission network with the ability to connect to Texas entire electric grid and bring low-cost electricity to all regions of Texas. By Texans for Texans!
A Governor Beto O’Rourke will immediately develop un-tap pathways for solar panels and batteries on thousands of acres of open land that is already under the control of (ERCOT). Climate friendly renewable energy investment must be taken very seriously.
Texans need a paradigm shift. A visionary leader that will not move the state backward. A leader with the foresight required to move Texas confidently in the 21st century. Also, at this critical time in Texas history, Texas needs a governor with the ability to properly and respectfully represent and protect the interest of All Texans.
In closing, on January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol and the members of the Legislative Branch of our Government were viciously, brutally, and recklessly attacked by citizens from within this nation. We must never forget that during the attack on our Capitol, PEOPLE DIED on that January day.
There was a threat to our democracy on J621; therefore, collectively, we cannot allow the action of an insurrectionist domestic terrorist movement to become LEGALIZED or NORMALIZED. America was brutalized and embarrassed before the world, and accountability is essential for this nation to become whole.
As for Texas, voters must never accept the concept of “Alternative Facts.” We must become “Emotional Intelligent Voters (EIV) and, on November 8, 2022, we must vote our interest by Voting to Elect a New Forward-Thinking, Highly Qualified Governor, Beto O’Rourke, to Office.