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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    William, 3 Apr 2007 @ 8:20am

    Energy conservation

    This is a joke. This issue has nothing to do with politics. But can anyone tell my why, in this age of energy conservation, SUV's have suddenly become the top selling new vehicles. It's not only the politicians that are f-ing douche bags.

    And don't tell me you need a Suburban to take your daughter to soccer practice. Whenever I see a Suburban with a W sticker on the back I just want to run my keys down the side of it. At some point after the election you're just being smug and you should have to pay for your vanity. And for destroying America and the environment.


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