By Euro Weekly News Media • 03 November 2011 • 16:55
AROUND €250 million will be saved in Spain between last Sunday and March 25 as a result of daylight savings time (DST).
This change in hour means a 9.8 per cent reduction in the light consumption of homes and a decrease of between 890,000 and 1,068,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to Spanish light manufacturers association Anfalum.
In the Andalucian Region €17 million will be saved and in the Valencia Region, €11.9 million, according to regional energy agencies.
The majority of electricity saved by the gaining of 135 hours of sunlight hours between October and March is from domestic consumption.
Photo credit: Sarah Korf
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