Ed Hirs Has Been Predicting This Mess for Years

Ed Hirs Has Been Predicting This Mess for Years

ed hirs houston energy crisisDisasters that you predict don’t come along every day,” Ed Hirs told me late this week. “I guess I have to count my blessings. Let’s go further and say it’s cold comfort.” After years of toiling in semi-obscurity as an energy economics professor at the University of Houston—Hirs is also the inaugural University of Houston Energy Fellow—he has, over the last few days, become one of the major media stars of the Texas Blackout of 2021. “It’s been a zoo of a day,” he said. The university communications department had triple-booked him with reporters from the likes of CNN, CBS, Hearst newspapers, and other national outlets. He created a command center in a cranny in the dining room of his Galleria-area apartment. His Zoom-enhancing ring…View Original Post

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