Association contre l'heure d'été double, pour la
réduction des avancements de l'heure légale
- 5 October 2018
A.C.H.E.D., the French association against the double summer
time, which fights for France to stop being 2 hours ahead of the sun
has a new president
MOREAU-GABARAIN takes the lead of the Association against the double summer time, for the
reduction of the advancement of legal time versus solar
Laetitia is an agronomist, graduate from AgroParisTech and the daughter
of Leonor Gabarain, formerly president till her recent passing.
Laetitia wants to continue the fight of the association to get rid of
the harmful double summer
Laetitia speaks fluently Spanish, Italian and English as well as
French. Personally she loves the long summer evenings, but also the
radiant mornings. And she knows there are too many disadvantages to
these 2 hours ahead of the
sun to continue having them.
Because French summer time is not a simple summer time but a doubled or
double one, since France, during the so-called summer period, is not 1
hour ahead, but strikingly 2 hours
ahead of the sun and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). French
citizens endure this gap since 1976 sometimes without even being aware
of its amplitude. In Europe, a similar amplitude exists only in Spain
Since 1983, ACHED informs about the effects of +2 versus GMT in addition to the
effects of clock changes. While some effects may be positive, the
association alerts on the result being undoubtedly negative: in terms
of costs, health, pollution, energy consumption, carbon impact and
climate. This system implemented supposedly for a short time and
in a very undemocratic way, has expanded served by narrow interests
very distant from the general interest.
We must inform and stop it: the summer time is double, kills, costs and
creates suffering. The late President Leonor Gabarain left us with an
almost accomplished mission after the vote of the European Parliament
against the summertime arrangements in February 2018. There is
nevertheless still a road that is not fully drawn to get us out of the
current harm. Laetitia is aware of this and asks the ACHED members to
maintain confidence but also to provide an important effort with her.
Laetitia also hopes to inform and rally new publics, curious, informed,
responsible and interested by the challenges of the summertime system.
ACHED was among the associations that called for and supported the
March for the climate of 8 September and is calling again for the new
March on October 13th. And since the arrival of Laetitia, the
association has opened a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ACHEDFR
and a twitter account @achedfr. These are good additions to the blog
www.reformonslheurelegale.fr and the press information website
www.heure-ete.net already in place for several years.