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Obama and Daylight Savings Time November 23, 2008

Posted 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 !


1. Wade - November 23, 2008

FWIW, there are also a lot of people who enjoy it being light enough to be outside at 9pm in the summer, and who wouldn’t care if the sun came up at 4:30am standard time.

The “inconvenience” of having to do math twice a year is more than made up for by being able to play outside with my kids after I get home from work.

2. MTB - November 25, 2008

And of course, it *is* “daylight saving time.” Savings? Like “savings account”?

But I mean, really. Either we have to get all of corporate America to get on the frikkin’ bandwagon so the “wage slaves,” myself included, can walk around outside after work without stepping on the rake and bonking ourselves in the forehead (which rhymes with horrid, BTW). Or we have to institute something governmental. Got a problem wid dat, you Libertarian?

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