[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.
> Sources:
> Jelmayer R. Brazil evaluates extending daylight saving time. Dow Jones Business 
> News 2015-02-06. 
> http://www.nasdaq.com/article/brazil-evaluates-extending-daylight-saving-time-20150206-00064
> Governo estuda estender o horário de verão para economizar energia. Jornal 
> Nacional 2015-02-05. 
> http://g1.globo.com/economia/noticia/2015/02/governo-estuda-estender-o-horario-de-verao-para-economizar-energia.html
> Watts J. Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts. The 
> Guardian 2015-01-23. 
> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/23/brazil-worst-drought-history

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