[tz] Brazil considering delay to end of DST
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Feb 7 07:28:50 UTC 2015
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
Governo estuda estender o horário de verão para economizar energia. Jornal
Watts J. Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts. The
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