[tz] Brazil considering delay to end of DST

Paul Eggert 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 
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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