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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    True American, 28 Oct 2007 @ 7:22am

    Re: Liberal Idiot

    Shut up stupid!...you would rather have Hilary Clinton as our president and really watch the country go to hell in a handbasket.... Bush may not be a saint and he is messed up in his rich boy ethics...but he is way better than you Democrats...that is forsure!

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