Maduro Changes Clocks in Further Bid to Save Energy
In another desperate attempt to save power, Maduro rolls back a 30-minute clock change, introduced by Hugo Chavez in 2007, in order to ensure more daylight in the evening and save energy. The new clock will begin to operate on 1 May. It follows other recent extreme energy-saving measures, including 3-day weekends throughout April and May, as Venezuela faces a potential energy catastrophe.
In further measures this week, Maduro says that power rationing will be imposed on 15 shopping malls whose owners have failed to install electricity generators. He also made this Monday a national holiday, in addition to an existing holiday on Tuesday.