Net Effect Of Energy-Saving Early Switch To Daylight Savings Time: Nothing

from the didn't-see-this-one-coming dept

While the early switch to daylight savings didn't cause many real problems, it was something of a nuisance. Part of the supposed rationale for the early switch -- in addition to reduced crime, less traffic accidents and increased economic activity was to save energy, because there will be more light in the evening and people will use less lighting. Of course, there's less light in the morning, so people's power needs then will increase. So what was the end effect of this early shift? Essentially nothing, as several large utilities say they haven't seen any noticeable change in their customers' power consumption. But don't let that detract from the warm, fuzzy feeling you get knowing American politicians are serious in their hunt for ways to conserve energy.

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    TheDock22, 3 Apr 2007 @ 6:50am

    Re: DST

    Leave it to Liberals to find fault with having an extra hour to enjoy this beautiful Spring weather. This confirms their status as gloom and doom negative pessimists.

    Yes, and leave it to the conservatives to say what's on their mind AFTER the liberals have their shot. Lazy conservatives.

    But as far as DST goes, I might be more inclined to "enjoy" the sunshine if it was not for the fact that it has been snowing for the past week! Maybe DST makes more sense in the Southern states, but up North it is just an excuse to drudge up the semi-annual memory of how to reset every clock in the house.

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