US government did not block Texas from increasing power output

Published on 25/02/2021 at 18:48

An article shared thousands of times says the US federal government stopped Texas from generating more power as a severe winter storm approached. This is false; a spokeswoman for the state’s grid operator called the claim “misinformation,” and documents confirm that the Department of Energy granted a request for more electricity six days before the inaccurate article was published.