The withering winter weather and associated power outages across Texas left millions without electricity for days (including some of my kids and grandkids). It was the most extensive and will likely to be the most expensive storm in Texas history.

The resulting suffering, distress and frustration have rightly triggered a demand for answers that our political leaders of all stripes have been eager to provide, often contradicting themselves from one day to the next. I have heard that it was the fault of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, wind turbines, climate change, the failure to integrate with the national grid, the Green New Deal (which doesn’t exist), conventional power plants, the competitive electric market, natural gas producers, pipelines and just about everything else (except, of course, anyone whose first name is “The Honorable”).

Read more from Ray Perryman Dallas Morning News here.