This Weekend: The daylight-savings time change

Posted on 28 March 2014 in Barcelona, always!

This weekend, we’ll have an hour less to sleep because the clocks go forward an hour, from 2 am to 3 am, on 30 March, so make sure you change your clock.

Official Time Change

Official Time Change

The daylight-savings time change is a measure adopted by some eighty countries worldwide to reduce energy consumption.

A European directive was approved in 2001 to unify the time-change criteria in all European Union member states, establishing time changes on the last Sundays of March (forward) and October (backward).

According to estimates from the Public Enterprise Authority at Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, the domestic sector’s electricity savings from the time change during the months it is in force (from end of March to end of October) come to 5%.

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