Over the last few days, renewable energy has hit Texas. Unfortunately, wind turbines and solar panels aren’t suitable when the wind isn’t blowing, and there is a cloud cover. So what’s the backup plan? Bruce Bullock of the Maguire Energy Institute advocates backup natural gas power plants. He says they can sit idle until there’s a power crunch and then get powered up by turning a knob. Bullock says Texas has to do something because the state’s population is continuing to surge, and the need for more power will only go up.