DST is a policy designed to conserve energy... really

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 20:27.

This paper takes that notion to task.

NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES DOES DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME SAVE ENERGY ...

and

Extended Daylight Saving Time Not an Energy Saver?

What do you think? Rise with the sun?

Maybe we need some roosters in the city.

In 2009, daylight time begins on March 8 and ends on November 1.

yawn... stretch...

Dawn points, and another day
Prepares for heat and silence. Out at sea the dawn wind
Wrinkles and slides. I am here
Or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning.

TS Eliot East Coker


 

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save daylight for golf and barbeque?

2005 DST "energy bill" lengthens this year. Are you rising in the dark? Are there energy savings?

Daylight saving increases gasoline use - it's a spending policy. Chamber of Commerce lobbied for it so more folks would buy more stuff - it lengthens the shopping day after work. More sales of golf clubs and tees, more barbecue grills and tongs, more charcoal. Candy makers, retail establishments: That's why we have DST. It may have been a good idea in Ben Franklin's time to save candles, but now are we really saving energy? I suppose we may find out.

This is what we look like at night - that's not candlelight.

Jill Miller Zimon reports: On DST: Stop banging your head against the bedpost & go play golf

Here's what Europe and Africa look like at night

 

Lights Out!

Saturday 28 March 2009

8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet earth