Obama and Daylight Savings Time November 23, 2008Posted by Lee in Uncategorized.
It makes little sense to re-blog something from Boing-Boing, but I’m thrilled to see the following post from them.
Turns out, according to two academics on the NYT Op-Ed page, there is little scientific proof that this reduces energy consumption. It also turns out that this practice could be wasteful, a bit annoying, and a lot of people want to get rid of it.
A study in Indiana, a state that recently started DST, showed an overall increase of 1 percent in residential electricity use with occasional increases of 2 to 4 percent in late spring and early fall. So much for conserving energy.
Get rid of Daylight Savings Time !