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Climate Change in Texas

Texans again asked to conserve power Thursday, the 11th time this summer

A day after declaring emergency conditions for the first time this summer, ERCOT is asking residents to reduce how much power they use between 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday as continued high temperatures push the power grid into tight conditions.

Scenes from the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin on June 21, 2021.


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