It takes a moment to digest the chart Setty puts up in his latest post.
Overall, the Electricity Rationing measures the government imposed in the first half of the year did basically nothing to cut down electric consumption. They annoyed everybody, created this vaguely MadMaxish atmosphere of impending doom, but, overall, just didn’t cut consumption. (In fact, the notable savings achieved by just shutting down aluminum and steel production in Guayana were offset by rising usage elsewhere!)
The one measure that did work? Commemorating the crucifixion of the son of God.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.