"Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, such natural gas and oil and nuclear, as well as solar and wind," Gov. Greg Abbott said in an appearance on "Hannity" Tuesday night.
"Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than 10% of our power grid.
And that thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power in a statewide basis.".
"Five million Texans are without power tonight and temperatures are below freezing.
People will most certainly die tonight because of it," said Sawyer Hackett, senior adviser to Julián Castro.
Nearly double that, 30 gigawatts, had been lost from thermal sources, which includes gas, coal and nuclear energy.".
"Texas is a gas state," Michael Webber, an energy resources professor at the University of Texas at Austin, told the Tribune. »