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Is slowly getting back to normal in Texas after the climate and energy disaster of last week. And now, besides replacing all the burst pipes and restoring full water supply, attention is gonna turn to what happened and what could be done about it to make sure it doesn't happen again. We welcome now. Sally Benson of Stanford University, where she is professor of energy resource is engineering and director of the global climate and energy Project. So, Professor Thank you so much for being here. We hear a lot of people with the dog in the hunt, basically pointing figures back and forth. Give us your sense about what went wrong. Well, thank you very much. You know, I think lots of things went wrong. I think that the system wasn't hardened to deal with this extreme cold. I think that there was, you know very high demand for electric heating in an area that typically doesn't require a lot of heating. There was things like, you know, wind turbines that didn't have the icing on them. S o. So I think that you know the fingers will be pointed on in a lot of directions. But my perspective is that you know, this is the consequence. This is this is a symptom of really potentially a larger issue that we see taking place. As deregulation of the electricity system happens. You know, In the old days, you had regulated utility and publicly Utilities Commission that basically laid out certain performance standards for the grid.

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