Take a look at these two articles as examples (both sent to me by readers). Both were posted this morning, Thursday. Any readers of these articles would think the statement about wind energy being helpful referred to last night. That is not the case.
Both articles are quoting a press release from the American Wind Energy Association written and released yesterday about the power available from wind generation yesterday morning.
|Screen capture of the AWEA press release. Note it is dated February 2nd.|
But, that was not the topic of my original story. It pertained to the lack of wind power last night. While I am open to new facts, I stand by the original story and my original conclusion: If the money spent on wind generation had been spent on, say, nuclear plants, Texans would likely not have had to worry about blackouts last night.
ADDITION 2:30pm Thursday:
Reliable electric service, especially during periods of extreme weather, is literally a matter of life and death.