President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Wednesday that his government will conduct an in-depth analysis of DST to check whether implementing it in Mexico has brought about energy savings and, if possible, assess its continuity.
“A review is being done and we will review it thoroughly and soon we will have an answer and we will inform people about it. There has been talk of savings, but it has not been clarified, now we want to see if there are those savings, expose it, and compare whether there are those savings with the damages that might Caused by the time change. In the US, there is already, in a decision on this, one schedule management, and I don’t know if they’ve actually finished doing that.
“The Secretary of Energy, Rossio Nahle, has already worked on a study, and I will ask how it works, Treasury, environment and health must work together and solve it based on data, elements, numbers and social impact,” the Federal President commented at a press conference from the National Palace “But we will attend.”
Last week, the US Senate unanimously agreed to scrap the time change and preserve daylight savings time for brighter evenings, an initiative that must now be approved by the House of Representatives.
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The measure, which will become effective in November 2023, will make daylight saving time permanent, so that the United States does not change the time twice a year.
Abolishing daylight saving time was a long-standing suggestion by Tapascan, because when he was prime minister of Mexico City, he made a query to see if the capital’s residents wanted this time zone to be implemented.
Although not approved by the federal government, the D.C. administration conducted a telephone consultation to see what D.C. residents think about summer time.
Of the 239,437 calls received, 75% of respondents subsequently spoke out against implementing DST, while 78,867 calls, 25%, supported its implementation.
Following these findings, the then Federal District government, through its legal counsel, María Estela Ríos González, opposed the action before the Nation’s Supreme Court of Justice and argued that the Federal Executive had not consulted the entities about the scope of the summer. time extension.
The controversy ended in the Supreme Court, which ruled that it was up to Congress to legislate on time zones and seasonal timetables and as a result, on December 29, 2001, the United States Mexican Hours System Act was passed that applies to the entire country recognizing time zones 90, 105 and 120 West of the line The demise of Greenwich establishes a system of regular time measurement in four time zones by applying the corresponding time zones, as well as daylight saving time.
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