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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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Divers aim to reach capsized ship in search for survivors

Divers aim to reach capsized ship in search for survivors

It's become a race against time in the search for 12 missing people from an oil industry platform ship that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more ...

Illinois health officials report 3,581 cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

Illinois health officials report 3,581 cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,581 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 40 additional... Read more ...

All Californians 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine today

All Californians 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine today

Starting Thursday, all Californians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...

Trust in Johnson & Johnson's vaccine plunges after federal ‘pause': poll

Trust in Johnson & Johnson's vaccine plunges after federal ‘pause': poll

Confidence in the safety of the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine dropped 15 percent among Americans after federal health officials hit the brakes on its use this week... Read more ...

Knicks dumping John Henson as Norvel Pelle emerges

Knicks dumping John Henson as Norvel Pelle emerges

The Knicks are expected to have an open roster spot with injured power forward/center John Henson's 10-day contract expiring Thursday. The Knicks don't plan to give him a... Read more ...

Princes William, Harry won't walk next to each other at Philip's funeral

Princes William, Harry won't walk next to each other at Philip's funeral

LONDON - Prince William and Prince Harry won't walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather's coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip's funeral, minimizing... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos vows to do better by employees in final Amazon letter

Jeff Bezos vows to do better by employees in final Amazon letter

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos vowed to do better by his employees in his last letter as chief executive to shareholders - even as he insisted that they're really not that bad off... Read more ...

Queen banishes royals from wearing military uniforms to Prince Philip's funeral

Queen banishes royals from wearing military uniforms to Prince Philip's funeral

Queen Elizabeth II has banished royals from wearing military uniforms at husband Prince Philip's funeral - to save Princes Harry and Andrew the embarrassment of standing out... Read more ...

Democrats unveil plan to pack Supreme Court with 13 justices

Democrats unveil plan to pack Supreme Court with 13 justices

Democratic politicians on Thursday unveiled their plans to expand the US Supreme Court from the current nine justices to 13 - a proposal that has been roundly criticized as... Read more ...

County Executive Barry Glassman announces run for Maryland Comptroller

County Executive Barry Glassman announces run for Maryland Comptroller

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has announced his plans to run for Maryland comptroller in 2022. Read more ...