Sorry To See Them Go?

What to know: Leftist college and university professors are considering leaving their jobs at Texas institutions over reforms to higher education, a new survey finds.

The TPPF take: Good riddance.

“These professors believe it is their job to divide students by race, ethnicity and gender and then teach young minority Texans to see racism everywhere,” says TPPF’s Sherry Sylvester. “They want them to understand that they are all hopelessly oppressed. They also teach Anglo Texans that their race gives them privilege, regardless of their circumstances and that they are racist, whether they know it or not.”

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Drive Me Crazy

What to know: U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm embarked on a disastrous four-day road trip in a fleet of electric vehicles. It went about how you would expect it to—with problems at charging stations and delays.

The TPPF take: The Biden administration is committed to forcing Americans into electric vehicles, even if the EVs don’t meet a family’s needs.

“This is the brute force application of policy preferences—forcing choices onto consumers,” says TPPF’s Robert Henneke. “The result will be disastrous—it won’t be millions of Americans happily motoring to work and back in electric vehicles; most of us can’t afford them. Instead, we’ll increase pressure on the poor, who have to drive longer distances to work and who are priced out of the electric vehicle market.”

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There Goes the Sun

What to know: Is solar energy really keeping Texas afloat? That’s what the San Antonio Express-News claims—as it warns about the challenges of managing an upcoming solar eclipse.

The TPPF take: On several occasions during the past couple weeks, the wind did not pick up as the sun set, pushing the grid to brink of rolling outages.

“Because wind and solar have such large gaps in output, they can barely reduce, much less eliminate, the need for dispatchable resources that can ramp up at any time,” says TPPF’s Brent Bennett. “This is especially true in the winter, which is seeing faster demand growth than the summer and is subject to much larger gaps in wind and solar output.”

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