Every time the “dream” approaches, for some, of remove daylight saving time. Last Monday, the legislators of the Energy Commission approved, with 22 votes in favor and one against, removing this schedule, so this Wednesday September 28 the deputies will discuss the initiative in the plenary session of San Lázaro.
If this proposal is approved, October would be the last month that the clock would be modified, that is, the winter time would remain permanently.
This would mean that the days will have less daylight and appear shorter. In addition, the nights will be longer, since it dawns and sets earlier. During this time, the sun rises at 7:00 a.m. and sets at 7:00 p.m.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent at the beginning of last July, the initiative of Law of Time Zones to Congress to eliminate daylight saving time, since he argued that 71 percent of citizens reject it and it only saves 0.16 percent in electricity consumption throughout the country.
When does winter time 2022 start?
East summer schedule will end next Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 2:00 in the morning, at which time the clock must be turned back one hour.
That is, winter time will start that same day, but after 2:00.
The new change will last a little over six months, although if it turns out that the president’s initiative Lopez Obrador come on, we’ll forget about it.
In the border strip with the United States, DST 2022 will end on the first Sunday in November at 2:00 AM.
In addition, the state of Quintana Roo, a place where the time has not been changed since 2015, and the state of Sonora, which maintains the Arizona time zone in the United States.
Why is it sought to eliminate daylight saving time?
If the Congress of the Union approves this proposal, the decree will enter into force from November 1, 2022.
López Obrador’s initiative, of 27 pages, proposes to repeal the current Law to replace it with a new one that recognize time zones according to the Greenwich meridian agreed internationally in 1884.
For the municipalities of the northern border, it is proposed to maintain an exceptional seasonal schedule “given the deep labor, social, cultural and economic integration that exists with the adjoining border area of the United States of America.”
For this reason, the federal government argued that this initiative is the well-being of the 13.6 million inhabitants who live in the US-Mexico border region and the jobs that are available on both sides of the border.
Rocío Nahle, Secretary of Energy, assured that 71 percent of the population is not in favor of summer time. However, popular rejection is not enough to repeal the presidential decree of Ernesto Zedillo (1996), which orders the clock to be advanced by one hour throughout the national territory in the month of April.