Angelina Galiteva, chair of California ISO and DWR eco CEO David Wortmann continue their dialogue on the current state of the US Climate & Energy agenda. This is their first check-in since Joe Biden was sworn into office, but the conversation starts with the recent Texas blackouts. The state’s power and water systems failed due to being ill-prepared for the extreme cold weather conditions. Yet, almost as quickly as the cold-front enveloped the state, fingers started pointing at renewables. Angelina explains, why they can’t be the culprit and what other states in the US can now learn from Texas. Finally, Angelina also updates us on the Biden administration’s first steps towards more progressive clean energy and climate policies and what we can expect next from the new President.
You will learn:
- why Texas ended up in a catastrophic mess & what are the main lessons to learn
- what role grid and storage systems will play in the US energy transition in the years to come
- how the new Biden administration is progressing against their own clean energy and climate agenda