Chile Dealing With Rampant Energy Inflation By Extending Summer For Three Weeks

Tyler Durden's picture

And for today's most radical and ingenious resolution of how a country deals with an energy crunch we go to Chile, where courtesy of Reuters, we read that the government has just decided to extend summer by three more week to avoid a spike in energy usage. "Chile will delay the end of its summer time for three weeks as the country faces an energy squeeze because of drought and high demand, the government said Wednesday. Chile relies heavily on hydroelectric power to meet energy needs in the world's top copper producer, and rain shortages force generators to rely on costly fuel-driven plants, compounding inflation risks in the country's fast-growing economy."

In other words, in addition to starting revolutions around the world, the Chairman is now forcing governments to rise up defiantly against the rotation of the earth around the sun.

What can one say but pure unadulterated brilliance.

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-Michelle-'s picture

What the heck does that even mean?  Is it to keep schools closed?  Does the entire country go on summer break and leave or something?

AnAnonymous's picture

It means that people are expected to rely more on daylight than electricity to light the offices, schools, houses etc

Cash_is_Trash's picture

So Ben is right, there is no inflation (!)

AnAnonymous's picture

As long as daylight is free, it will work in favour of the US financial helmsman, Ben "True American" Bernanke.

Shameful's picture

King Canute looks on and nods approval.

Besides it's probably easier to Superman spin the earth back then stop Zimbabwe Ben anyway.

sulfur's picture

this is so random it starts to be funny again.....even more hardcore then the us....not just blaming it on weather but just prolonging

johnQpublic's picture

taking their cue from pauxatanny phil, a groundhog


states"i have seen my shadow, and its not tan enuf, 3 more weeks of summer"

-Michelle-'s picture

Okay, more info:

SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's government will delay pushing clocks back an hour for daylight savings time for three weeks as it seeks to stave off a power shortage, Energy Minister Laurence Golborne and government spokeswoman Ena Von Baer said Wednesday, according to local newswire Valor Futuro.


The government recently implemented preemptive measures, such as reducing voltage by 5% to 10% and saving more water in reservoirs, to avoid power cuts as a severe drought curtails hydroelectric energy production on the central SIC power grid.


The SIC grid provides energy to over 90% of Chile population and runs from the northern city of Taltal to the southern island of Chiloe.

Clocks were originally scheduled to fall back an hour March 12 as Chile enters autumn.


Extending summer hours, "has a relatively low impact in [energy] consumption...but it delivers an important message to residents," Golborne previously said.

Overflow-admin's picture

Well, that's a first one but in the other hand, it could be much worse... Please start thinking about what measures can be taken in the middle of a cold winter with high energy prices and near-bankrupcy government.

Matt's picture

So basically, they are extending daylights savings, the same as the US and Canada have already done a few years ago. Nothing to see here folks, just another over-hyped sensational headline on zerohedge.

Dick Darlington's picture

Please, end the FED!

Cash_is_Trash's picture

Not just yet, the world needs it's first Nominal Trillionaire.

JoeSexPack's picture

The Rothschild family has several private trillionaires.

If you owned a few central banks, you'd be there too.

karzai_luver's picture

so when do we do away with the foolish daylight savings.

you have worked night and day to destroy all other form of savings why let this one escape!

C'mon bernake get on it!

Harmonious_Dissonance's picture

Arizona is way ahead of your, no DST there.

UninterestedObserver's picture

Soon they will be taxing daylight savings time!

Arkadaba's picture

+ unjunk - that was funny!

Just Observing's picture

I've been proposing for YEARS that if daylight savings time is SO FREAKING GREAT, why don't we go for 2-3 hours and make it all year long !

And if 55mph saves lives and gas, think how much better 45 would be !


And 35

And 25

AND look what you could do with ZEROmph !!!!! END THE WHOLE OIL CRISES IN ONE SWOOP !!!

ya'll know what the problem is ?  Total lack of creative ability on the part of politicians.


Elect me....I'll SOLVE shit !

IrrationalMan's picture

"Elect me....I'll SOLVE shit !"


campaign slogan?

Just Observing's picture

Absolutely.....I'm Joe the Plumber and I'll solve SHIT.

The rest of the problems, I likely can't do any worse than the current crop of idiots.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

Next thing you'll have cities putting in trolly car systems and having people living close to their place of work, you communist!!!! ;)

John McCloy's picture

Look at the desperate efforts to push the Dow up..this market is going nowhere with 95.00 oil let alone 102.00


tahoebumsmith's picture

In other words, in addition to starting revolutions around the world, the Chairman is now forcing governments to rise up defiantly against the rotation of the earth around the sun...LMAO.... brilliantly expressed feelings about the Titanic ship captain on his maiden voyage

sabra1's picture

does the federation of planets know about this?

Dr. Porkchop's picture

They approved it.


Quantitative Lighting

Collateralized Debt Photons

Mortgage Backed Sunshine


The sky's the limit, and also where the light comes from.

karzai_luver's picture

 bernake problem is that he KNOWS the universe revolves around the FED!

His theory is thus correct.


We my dear zeroes are the luddites.


Just BTFD , orbital that is!




Arkadaba's picture

Idea for Banzai - substitute the Bernanke for Johnny Depp - would be funny:

lsbumblebee's picture

This might give the BLS ideas about extending winter.

buzzsaw99's picture

delayed axis tilt bitchez!

LawsofPhysics's picture

finite planet with finite resources bitches!!!

UninterestedObserver's picture

LOL watch Rahm as his first decree as mayor he is going to cancel Winter

karzai_luver's picture

Rahm will cancel summer. much less driving done during winter.

peeps can burn wood or their furniture or whatever to stay warm as he will have taxed away everything of any value by then.


UninterestedObserver's picture

So I guess $102 oil is going to hurt Chile but not the US right?

Cash_is_Trash's picture

Brazil be next! We need an extension for the Carnaval weekend.

Lousy welfare states are meant to collapse.

koeleköpke's picture

they should spray 'silver'-amide in the air, that will cause rainfall. It will support the 'silver'-price.

Bagbalm's picture

See? That is where all the physical silver is really going - weather control!

Soon the will come for you silverware and tea survice to keep the rains coming and the ozone going...

sabra1's picture

winter in the US should be extended for three weeks to have an excuse for terrible stats!!!

tmosley's picture

And the king stood before the tide, and commanded that it stay out.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Ron Paul's site down, Troll. Lol' ??

tmosley's picture

I know this is more critical thinking than I can expect from a delivery boy, but I don't suppose you could possibly consider that a. I don't post much there, and that b. my posting there has no effect on my arguments.

Sigh, you're just a delivery boy with delusions of grandeur.  You idiot trolls are all too easy to rout out when you post personal information.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

So you had 5,050 post in 1 year on Paul's site. 


On Ron Paul's site .... Lol' Ron fucking Paul that loon.


Pick up that paper boy. How was school today ? Did your mommy toast your bread for you.


Did you read up on dollar denominated debt yet. No answers for Spalding on this issue. 

tmosley's picture

Ad hominem.  And no, I had 5050 posts on "Ron Paul's" site over the course of three years.  But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of you dumbshit opinions.

And we have never had a discussion on dollar denominated debt.  You are thinking of someone else.  Not surprising that you are too fucking stupid to be able to tell one person from another.  But hey, what can we expect from a delusional delivery boy?

Spalding_Smailes's picture

So whats your answer for dollar denominated debt. Ihave been posting about this issue / swap lines ect for months now.


But ever notice not one ZHer can refute my claim. Dollar denominated debt insures the thirst for more dollars, now, next week, 10-20 years from now. ( no running from the dollar / dumping ) All businesses and central banks and host countries banks issue dollar denominated debt ...... Africa, Croatia, China, Mitsubishi, Cat, IBM  ect ......


I'm sure they all have " very smart people " giving them advice, all the printing issues / hyperinflation claims  doomers harp on. So why would they continue issuing / gulping down new debt ???? What about the yuan or the euro ...?

tmosley's picture

I don't read your posts, because they are usually cut/paste trash.  I'm sure everyone else feels the same way.

Just because no-one responds doesn't mean you are right.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

Plus what ???


What's your response to my thoughts on dollar denominated debt. Put your head back in the sand.

Bring on the personal attacks. But all the lurkers are sitting back saying " Wow, they can't debate Spalding on this issue ". Spalding is right, I better study up on dollar denominated debt... !!!