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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    Gotta Love It, 3 Apr 2007 @ 6:17am

    DST . . .

    What's the matter guys, you don't like an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day? I love it - more bike riding, more time to work in the yard, or just to sit on the deck drinking beer! Get over your obsession with politicians and just enjoy the sunshine!

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