The authorities of the state of Texas saved money on the frost resistance systems of power plants, which led to their shutdown during abnormally cold weather, the businessman said.
The founder of Microsoft and the richest man on the planet, Bill Gates, said that the deaths of Texas residents due to a snow storm could have been avoided. The billionaire shared his opinion on CNN on Saturday, February 20.
вЂњTo be precise, Texas just wasn't prepared for such low temperatures. The main problem was that the gas-fired power plants were not made weather-resistant. This could be implemented, it costs money, but we chose a compromise option that did not work. Tragically, this led to the loss of life,вЂќ Gates explained.
At the same time, he gave an example: In Alaska, power plants are operating properly in conditions similar to those currently observed in Texas.
Recall that the victims of the strongest snowfalls and frosts in the southern United States were at least 58 people. Another 150 thousand consumers remain without electricity.
Biden declared Texas a natural disaster zone.