Venezuela energy crisis: Country travels forward in time by 30 minutes to save electricity

The time change accompanies a spell of other measures announced to offset a crippling energy shortage and help reach the president’s target of reducing energy consumption by at least 20 per cent.

Earlier this month, Mr Maduro urged women to reduce hairdryer use to “special occasions” and called on Venezuelans to make small changes to their routines, including embracing the tropical heat and hanging clothes out to dry instead of using tumble dryers. 

This is considered progress by Liberals