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Texas power grid operator axes its CEO after deadly blackout caused by winter storm

1 month ago   |   By RT

The entity delivering power to most of Texas has decided to fire its CEO, as it faces criticism for failing to prepare the power grid for last month's winter storm and leaving millions without heat for days.
The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has given a 60-day notice to President and CEO Bill Magness, the non-profit company said in a statement after a meeting on Wednesday night. During the transition period, he will “work with state leaders and regulators on potential reforms,” while the board looks for his replacement.
Magness has served as the head of ERCOT since...
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CEO Of Texas Power Grid Fired After Massive Cold Weather Power Outages

CEO Of Texas Power Grid Fired After Massive Cold Weather Power Outages

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Bill Magness was head of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which was widely blamed when people were left without electricity and heat for days in subfreezing temperatures.
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Alert: Texas' power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts left millions without electricity and heat for days

Alert: Texas' power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts left millions without electricity and heat for days

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts left millions without electricity and heat for days.
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Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

A helicopter on Mars is taking flight, a second anniversary marks the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and leaders for Japan and the U.S. meet. Read more ...

Mom arrested after 3 young kids found slain in LA apartment

Mom arrested after 3 young kids found slain in LA apartment

A mom was arrested Saturday after her three young children - including a 6-month old baby - were found stabbed to death inside their Los Angeles apartment, police and local... Read more ...

Bank error in your favor? Lawsuit says no for woman accused of refusing to...

Bank error in your favor? Lawsuit says no for woman accused of refusing to return $1.2 million

A former sheriff's dispatcher has been arrested and accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her account, authorities said. Read more ...

Alex Rodriguez finalizing deal to buy Timberwolves

Alex Rodriguez finalizing deal to buy Timberwolves

Alex Rodriguez is trying to buy another pro sports team. The former Yankees star and his partner, Jennifer Lopez, lost out on purchasing the Mets to Steve Cohen, but now A-Rod... Read more ...

Hideki Matsuyama has 4-shot lead heading into final round of Masters

Hideki Matsuyama has 4-shot lead heading into final round of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Hideki Matsuyama shot a 7-uder 65 Saturday to grab a four-shot lead over Xander Schauffele, Marc Leishman, Justin Rose and Will Zalatoris after Saturday's third... Read more ...

Red Sox place All-Star slugger on COVID-19-related injured list

Red Sox place All-Star slugger on COVID-19-related injured list

J.D. Martinez has had a fantastic start to the 2021 season, hitting for a .433 average with seven doubles, two home runs and 12 runs batted in. Read more ...

22-year-old man injured in Far South Side shooting

22-year-old man injured in Far South Side shooting

CHICAGO - A 22-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Chicago's Riverdale neighborhood Saturday afternoon, according to police. Police said the man was sitting in a parked... Read more ...

Jed Lowrie alleges Mets refused to let him get knee surgery

Jed Lowrie alleges Mets refused to let him get knee surgery

Jed Lowrie claims the Mets refused to allow him to get an operation to repair an extremely painful knee condition during his wasted two-year stint with the organization. “When... Read more ...

El Clasico: Real Madrid win piles more misery on Messi as Barcelona legend...

El Clasico: Real Madrid win piles more misery on Messi as Barcelona legend makes it seven derbies without goal against arch-rivals

Lionel Messi failed to score against Real Madrid for a seventh straight Clasico as the hosts leapfrogged Barcelona to go top of LaLiga, winning the derby between the Spanish... Read more ...

A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A pilot project in a California town is paying homeless residents to tidy up their living areas - and it's changing the culture of the city. Read more ...