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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    dorpass, 3 Apr 2007 @ 12:02pm

    Re: DST

    Eddie... you are plain dumb :)

    Did you ever notice the statistics how DST causes billions of dollars of waste due to people being less efficient for several weeks after each time change? Leave it to partisan politics to ignore the financial ramifications and talk about birds chirping. Fiscal conservatives my butt. Why don't all Republicans admit that they won the game of who steals dumb ideas faster and call themselves Democrats too. So instead of two useless parties we can have one. Punks.

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