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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    Jimmerfish, 3 Apr 2007 @ 1:49pm

    Re: Energy conservation

    William@31:

    Yes, the SUV proliferation is rather interesting, but people will buy what they want. Such is life. However, if gas prices were bad enough, I'm sure you'd see a few changes. Even @ $5/gal ($1.32/L) I think there will still be many holdouts.

    I hope you realize that words mean things. Property damaging thugs, especially those that key vehicles, piss multitudes of people off. I don't care how you justify your feelings, there's no excuse for damaging someone else's vehicle or personal property because of a bloody sticker.

    Gads, the last thing America needs right now is more personal-political revenge mongers. These are the type of attitudes and speech that are dividing the country. Whether you realize it or not, exacting your personal revenge against an individual in the name of vanity and the environment for what they drive and for whom they vote contributes to the very destruction you decry.

    The solution is personal action. Lies and personal-political revenge do not become us.

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