€250m saved on light bill in Spain

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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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