Drought and Heat Hinder Brazil’s Daylight Saving Time

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the severe drought registered in parts of the Center-West and Southeastern regions of Brazil in the past few months, daylight saving time will not be as successful in reducing energy consumption levels as it did last year, say government officials. Savings estimates for this year’s daylight saving time is of R$278 million, well below the R$405 million saved last year during the same period.

The reason for the reduction in savings is due to the forecast of lower volumes of rainfall and increases in . . .

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