Proposal on the abolition of clock change being discussed in Hungary
Do not forget to set the clocks this Sunday to the summer-time period. However, it is also possible that you can forget about it for once and for all after April if you happen to live in Hungary. There are some slight chances that the Hungarian Parliament will vote for the abolition of Daylight Saving, though they also need EU’s approval, Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
The energy saving method having been uniformly used in the EU since 1996 is based on the fact that between 21 March and 21 September days are longer than nights, and the clocks are adjusted to the wake time, thus, less energy is used. In line with the EU regulations, clocks have to be set the same day in every country that uses summer-time and winter-time periods. However, no regulation orders two changes per year.
An international lawyer said earlier, Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu informs, that the Hungarian Parliament could not decide alone on this matter, because an EU regulation obliges Hungary to turn clocks. Hungary may abolish the adjustment only if the EU law is modified. However, qualified majority is needed for the modification. In other words, all the 28 Member States will abolish the clock change or neither of them will.
Szeretlekmagyarország.hu notes that Hungary has been saving energy with changing the clocks since 1980. Professionals have been collecting and analysing contemporary consumer data since 1949. They show that households use approximately 100-120 gigawatts less energy per hour. This amount of energy equals to the amount 30-40 households uses. Moreover, roughly 4-5 billion Forints can be saved up countrywide.
Source: Szeretlek Magyarország.hu