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Freezing weather in Texas and a breakdown of the electricity grid in the state, has given Democrats an opening, while Republican leaders are trying to point the blame elsewhere, writes John Matisonn.

The massive breakdown of the Texas electricity grid this week signalled the coming battle over US President Joe Biden’s plan to switch the US from oil, gas, and coal to green energy. It’s already clear that fake facts and a post-truth debate will play a large part.

Unusually freezing weather in Texas disrupted more than 800 public water systems serving 162 of the state’s 254 counties, affecting 13.1 million people, and 47 people have died from the cold.

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