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Stop Wearing Ties to Save Energy, Spanish Premier Sanchez Says

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, April 26, 2019. 

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, April 26, 2019. 

Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Spanish Premier Pedro Sanchez has ditched his tie and wants ministers and office workers to follow his example so they can help save energy by keeping cooler.

“I’m not wearing a tie and I have asked my ministers not to,” Sanchez said during a speech in which he wore a blue suit and a white shirt. He asked firms to let staff work without neckwear so they can also contribute to “saving electricity.”