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Texas sets new records for winter power usage, avoids blackouts as cold snap grips state


“As more and more people move to Texas that will increase the base amount of electricity consumption — the more homes we have the more homes that will need to be heated at this time,” Rhodes said. Rice University economics professor Peter Hartley ...


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