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Turning the clock forward or backward an hour represents a considerable saving in energy.

Represents a saving of 5 percent in electricity between November and March

From November, those who have sun filled south facing homes can afford the luxury of breakfast without having to turn on the fluorescent lights in the kitchen. But the fact that clocks are moved forward by an hour is hardly noticeable on the Spanish household electric bill. Getting home at 5:30 in the afternoon and having to turn on all the lights negates the savings made in the morning.

The population faces this time change with changed sleep patterns and bad moods at leaving work "in the middle of the night", without understanding the reasons for “the thieving" of this hour of light. It has, however, been responsible for saving 6 euros a month in electricity bills.

It has been calculated at the Institute for the Diversification of Energy Savings, which in short says that this measure represents a saving of 5 percent in electricity between November and March. That’s better than nothing.

Source: IDAE

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