Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Early Daylight Savings - Waste of Effort

We got nothing for the bother of starting daylight savings time 3 weeks early. A waste. The US Senate promised us that it would save energy. Why were they so sure? I had no idea. The power companies have the data, from Reuters:
We haven't seen any measurable impact," said Jason Cuevas, spokesman for Southern Co., one of the nation's largest power companies, echoing comments from several large utilities. ... For example, households may draw less electricity for lights at night, but will use more power in the early in the day as they wake to darker and chillier mornings.
My philosophy is "if you want to get up early, go ahead, get up! You don't need senator Patty Busybody to give you permission." Some people can go to work early; some can't. If you can't, then get up early and enjoy theher with it. That's my way. Via Techdirt.

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