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As Texas went dark, Fox News blamed windmills

February 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The majority of power outages in Texas over the past week came from losses in coal, natural gas and nuclear energy, according to the state's own energy officials. But right-wing media has zeroed in on another, far smaller culprit: wind turbines and solar energy.

New York (CNN)The majority of power outages in Texas over the past week came from losses in coal, natural gas and nuclear energy, according to the state's own energy officials.

"This week showed that the problem of parallel news universes — the problem of alternative realities of information — does not just apply to politics," CNN's Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.

Some on Fox News blamed frozen wind turbines — which make up nearly a quarter of Texas' power — and attacked the Green New Deal when the state's power plants failed.

While frozen wind turbines were a contributing factor, wind shutdowns accounted for less than 13% of the outages, an official from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the state's power grid, told Bloomberg.

Fox News' senior political correspondent Mike Emanuel criticized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who launched a fundraiser for Texas relief — for "pouncing" on the state's power issues in an effort to push her "progessive wish list. " The Democratic congresswoman from New York said over the weekend the effort had raised $4 million.

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