[tz] Brazil considering delay to end of DST
Frederico A C Neves
fneves at registro.br
Wed Feb 11 22:21:45 UTC 2015
Thanks to hard data and further analysis they have gave up on this
last minute unplanned change.
On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 11:28:50PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> The government of Brazil is considering ending daylight saving time later than
> planned. Currently DST is scheduled to end February 22 at 00:00 local time.
> This may be delayed by a month. A decision is planned by February 12.
> Brazil is getting less rain than expected -- their January was the driest in 85
> years -- and hydroelectric plants produce most of Brazil's electricity. The
> hope is that daylight saving time will lower power consumption peaks, making
> power blackouts less likely.
> Jelmayer R. Brazil evaluates extending daylight saving time. Dow Jones Business
> News 2015-02-06.
> Governo estuda estender o horário de verão para economizar energia. Jornal
> Nacional 2015-02-05.
> Watts J. Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts. The
> Guardian 2015-01-23.
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