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Monday, April 02, 2007

No Daylight Saving Savings

Making Daylight Saving Time last even longer was supposed to save us big bucks in energy costs. Well, guess what?:
    Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early onset of Daylight Savings Time in the United States this year may have been for naught.

    The move to turn the clocks forward by an hour on March 11 rather than the usual early April date was mandated by the U.S. government as an energy-saving effort.

    But other than forcing millions of drowsy American workers and school children into the dark, wintry weather three weeks early, the move appears to have had little impact on power usage. ...
Can't we just end this madness once and for all? Quit messing with my sleep patterns!

1 comment:

Chris Wilde said...

I thought daylight savings-savings was all the clocks jumping ahead yet another hour this past weekend, after the initial automatic DST software updates didn't take right! Maybe we should have just let that happen, and spring ahead yet another hour to get even more nonexistent savings! The effect may be zero, but we can make up for that in volume!

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