It’s been reported that a third of Texans are still dealing with disrupted water service and others are still without power after last week’s major winter storm.
First up on today’s show, we learn what the crisis in Texas means about our energy grid with energy systems expert Line Roald.
Then, emergency response researcher Laura Albert talks about what we need to do to prepare for future disasters as the climate crisis makes major storms, wildfires, and other devastating events increasingly common.
Line Roald is an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she researches electric power systems, renewable energy, and transmission and distribution grids.
Laura Albert is a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an expert in emergency response and risk management.
Cover photo: “Texas National Guard – Car Stuck in Snow Abilene, Texas Feb 2020” by The National Guard, licensed under CC BY 2.0