WATCH: Understanding the Texas blackouts: What lessons can we learn?

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Monday, Mar 01, 2021 - 5:38 pm

A week after an unusual cold snap led to widespread blackouts and triggered devastating impacts for communities, the Niskanen Center and the Duke University Energy Initiative co-hosted a discussion about what happened in Texas and what can be learned to prevent similar events in the future, both in Texas and elsewhere.


  • William Hogan, Harvard University
  • Dalia PatiƱo-Echeverri, Duke University
  • Liza Reed, Niskanen Center
  • Michael Webber, University of Texas at Austin


  • Joseph Majkut, Niskanen Center
  • Brian Murray, Duke University