This week, the prime minister of Bangladesh re-wrote the government's dress code in hopes of easing the country's energy shortage. She ordered male government employees to stop wearing jackets and ties. Just trousers and shirts are fine, and no need to tuck shirts in either.
MARCO WERMAN: The effects of climate change are making people around the world more energy conscious. In some places though the push to use less energy is prompted by more mundane concerns. In often sweltering Bangladesh for instance, power plants are sometimes unable to meet demand ? a lot of which comes from air conditioners. Now the Bangladesh government is looking to ease the country's energy shortage by changing its dress code. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told government officials to turn down the AC and ordered male government employees to leave their suits, jackets, and ties at home. Oh yeah, no need to tuck their shirts in either.