J. C. Dufresne describes himself as a “liberal activist” and a “member of the State Democratic Executive Committee.” In his February 24 column, he affirms these affiliations with typically false statements about “green energy” when he wrote that Gov. Abbott “lied to the public” when he blamed “green energy” on the recent power failures. He then wrote: “In fact, your neighbors who had power when you didn’t probably had [sic] solar panels on their roofs, that’s green energy.” He then wrote that if the Green New Deal was in effect, “…more of us would have rooftop solar panels to provide at least some power for heating.”
Apparently, Dufresne doesn’t know that most people with rooftop solar panels lack storage batteries. And those with storage batteries would have quickly run out of power had they used them to produce heat. Had he looked outside during the recent weather crisis, he would have noticed that the sky was overcast from February 8 to 18.