Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts during winter storm

Bill Magness, president and chief executive officer of Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc., speaks during the 2019 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on March 14, 2019. Aaron M. | Bloomberg | Getty Images Texas’ power grid manager was fired Wednesday amid growing calls for his ouster following February’s deadly blackouts […]

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Storm knocks out power for millions in Texas, suspected tornado kills 3 in N. Carolina

A deadly winter storm┬ápummeling the country’s south and mid-section left millions without power in Texas early Tuesday and spawned a possible tornado that killed three in North Carolina. The possible tornado in North Carolina’s Brunswick County left at least three people dead and injured 10, Brunswick County Emergency Services said. The suspected tornado hit Brunswick […]

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Oil refineries shut as Texas energy industry reels from deep freeze

The Motiva Enterprises Refinery stands ahead of Hurricane Laura in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images A deep freeze across Texas over the weekend took a toll on the energy industry in the largest U.S. crude-producing state, shutting oil […]

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