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Niño Becerra analyzes the time change: "It makes almost no sense"

Niño Becerra analyzes the time change: "It makes almost no sense"

Uand meaning ms, ‘Public Mirror‘has been the main protagonist of Antena 3’s television proposal. During these days of Holy Week the program is being presented by Lorena Garcíawho has taken over from a Susanna Griso who is taking advantage of the holidays to take a little break. In the program this Thursday, March 28, the panelists have talked about several interesting topics, although without a doubt one of the most striking was the interview with the economist Santiago Nio-Becerra, who connected live with the magazine to talk about the origin and consequences of the time change which will occur this weekend.

The presenter gave way to the economist, commenting that the measurement of the time change was encouraged for economic reasons, although now the situation has changed and he no longer responds as much to this, something that Nio Becerra himself corroborates: “This time change was established in 1973.“he explained, adding that “It was implemented as a result of the brutal increase in the price of oil throughout the 70s.” .

However, even though it made sense at the time, the economist commented that it already had its detractors in its day, stating that “At that moment I know that it was correct to have made this change of time from an economic point of view, another thing is the metabolic point of view, that the doctors have been, many of them, against this.“, but what “then energy was very expensive“.

Nio Becerra: “With this time change each Spanish household will save 86 cents per month”

But the truth is that times have changed and so has the situation, since today energy costs are not as high as they were half a century ago: “Taking into account that the productivity of the energy unit has improved enormously and, on the other hand, in proportion, in real terms, of the price of fuel and per kilowatt it has also fallen, now it makes practically no sense to make this time change“.

Regarding how much savings this time change represents today, Nio Becerra explained that this is residual and that it practically has no impact on “anything”: “With this time change, each Spanish household will save 86 cents per month, that is, 4 and a half euros in the six months in which this time change will occur.“.


Despite everything, the measure remain in force in the European Union until, at least, the year 2026, when it has been proposed to adopt only one of the two schedules. This seems much more logical to Nio Becerra who also wanted to emphasize the fact that “Spain is one hour ahead of the meridian that corresponds to it due to its geographical situation.“, so with this time change “go two hours ahead of your corresponding time zone“, concluy.