Parts of the southern plains remain in crisis following winter storm-related power outages across Texas. Krista Benjamin with the Minnesota Rural Electric Association says the situation demonstrates that…

“We need an above-all approach to providing our electricity needs. We would be remiss if we would depend solely on one technology, one resource to power all of our needs.”

Experts expect gas prices will climb by about ten-to-20 cents across the country after the storm knocked out about a dozen refineries. FEMA is on expected to offer aid and several other federal relief programs will likely be implemented.