Summer time is on: did you remember to bring the clocks forward?

Summer time is on: did you remember to bring the clocks forward?

Summer time is on

The appointment with summer time in 2021 is set for this weekend, on the night between Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March. Environmental utility is being discussed in Europe

(photo: Getty Images) For those who still have an analog watch on their wrist, the time has come to move the hands forward by an hour. The appointment with the summer time in 2021 was set for tonight, between Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March. At 2 am, those who really did not want to fall asleep could make the transition to the new hour on their own.

In addition to the prospect of longer days (which we hope to be able to enjoy soon, with the relaxation of the restrictions to the pandemic) there is an important reason that guides the choice of summer time: that of energy saving. According to Terna's data, the company that manages the national electricity grid, in the seven months of summer time 2020, Italy saved a total of 400 million kilowatt hours of electricity, equal to the average annual consumption of about 150,000 households, with a benefit economic for the system of 66 million euros and positive impacts also in terms of environmental sustainability, with 205 thousand less tons of CO 2 emitted into the atmosphere.

From 2004 to 2020, according to Terna's analysis, the lower electricity consumption for the country due to summer time was approximately 10 billion kilowatt hours overall and resulted in savings for citizens of 1 billion and 720 million euros in economic terms.

The issue of costs and benefits is always at the center of the discussion, with a view to moving from a natural time to a legal one, established by convention. In Europe, the transition from winter to summer time is common to member states, which have introduced it a little in random order on their own, passing only later to a coordinated harmonization process within the community. And the decision is still debated today, with very different perspectives on advantages and disadvantages.

Already in 2007 a Commission report tried to make a point on the "implications of summer time" in the states of the Union, looking at also to the size of the common market and the repercussions on the most affected economic sectors. On the contribution of summer time, various parameters were observed, including "the greater consumption of energy for heating at the beginning of the day" or "the greater consumption of fuel due to a possible increase in traffic in the evenings when there is more light" . 2020 should have marked a final decision by the Commission on the use of summer time in Europe, but due to the pandemic the discussion was postponed.

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Here's the lineup for this year's Woodstock Summer Concert Series

Woodstock's 2021 Summer Concert Series starts in June and includes popular cover bands promising to deliver favorite classics at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater.

There will be five concerts from June through September, according to the city.

Opening acts begin at 7:30 p.m. and headliners take the stage at 8:30 p.m. The concerts are rain or shine. Instead of a May concert, there are two September shows.

Black Jacket Symphony


The series kicks off June 12 with The Black Jacket Symphony, who will recreate Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ classic album “Damn the Torpedoes” live in its entirety – note for note, sound for sound.

July 9, Woodstock will welcome The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel. Martel contributed vocal recordings for the biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' that were used alongside Queen master tapes of Freddie Mercury for actor Rami Malek’s singing scenes.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration


August 14, Steep Canyon Rangers of Asheville, North Carolina will perform. The Grammy-winning band frequently collaborates with comedian Steve Martin, who plays banjo, though Martin is not likely to perform at the Woodstock concert.

Steep Canyon Rangers


The first September concert headliner is singer-songwriter Christopher Cross Sept. 18. Cross won five Grammy Awards with his self-titled debut album including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for the single “Sailing” as well as Best New Artist. He later won an Oscar for Best Original Song “Arthur’s Theme.”

Christopher Cross photographed at Bandidos studios in Culver City on in 2010.

Special - Alex Solca

Sept. 25, Rumours will bring their authentic recreation of a live Fleetwood Mac show to Woodstock.

No plastic sheets, blankets, towels, or tarps will be allowed this year. All tables are prohibited. Information about COVID-19 related restrictions for the concert series will be released at a later date.


Special - Emily Butler Photography

There will be food and drink vendors on site, and dozens of restaurants are within walking distance. Attendees may bring small coolers of food and drinks.

There will be a children’s area near the gazebo in the upper level of the park with face painting, balloon animals and inflatables.

The amphitheater is located at 101 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. Public parking is available at Chattahoochee Technical College, at City Center, in smaller public parking lots and on-street parking in downtown Woodstock. Free shuttles run starting at 5 p.m. before the concert and after the concert until 11:45 p.m. from Northside Cherokee/Towne Lake, Woodstock City Church and Little River Elementary School.

The Woodstock Summer Concert Series is presented by City of Woodstock, Carriage Kia Woodstock, and Woodstock Parks and Recreation.

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