RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At this time of year, residents of the South, Southeast, and Center-West regions would normally be preparing to wake up one hour earlier with the beginning of Summer Time, in effect since 1985.

Adopted to take advantage of natural lighting at the end of the afternoon, when energy consumption is higher, Summer Time was also unpopular: the lack of sunlight in the first hours of the day made life difficult for workers and students. Research by DataSenado, among others, pointed out in 2018 that most respondents wanted the measure to end.

Since its implementation, Summer . . .

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