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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    Overcast, 3 Apr 2007 @ 7:06am

    yeah, it was a pain to have to go out and touch every pc in our domain to make the updates necessary to deal with the calendar change. However, it gave us an excuse to make some other improvements and updates that i'm happy about (not to mention the overtime!). By the way what is Conservative about wasting as many resources as possible to accomplish nothing.

    No, actually our conservative IT department used WSUS to push out the DST patch, so we didn't waste all our time going to each PC, it was automatic. Imagine that.

    All this is, is Bush's way of trying to seem 'eco-friendly'. Because it's a 'trendy' thing now to babble on about the environment.

    Maybe if these hypocritical politicians, the LEFT included, would quit fly private jets everywhere, only to get off the jet and hop in a Limo, then 'greenhouse' gases wouldn't be so much of an issue.

    The left..... the right..... they just have different methods of bending over the population and then stealing from them blind.

    Do you people seriously think with all the politics involved there's an SCIENTIFIC truth to global warming?

    Usually, when politics is involved - science is not. REAL science anyway... :)

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