Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Daylight Savings is a Rip-off

The following is an excerpt from Ars Technology.

As it turns out, the US Department of Energy (and almost everyone else except members of Congress) was correct when they predicted that there would be little energy savings. This echoed concerns voiced after a similar experiment was attempted in Australia. Critics pointed out a basic fact: the gains in the morning will be offset by the losses at night, and vice-versa, at both ends of the switch. That appears to be exactly what happened.

Full article here.

Basically, there's no reason to go through this every year.

via Kottke.org

1 comment:

Orhan Kahn said...

.. the gains in the morning will be offset by the losses at night, and vice-versa..

It's disturbing how bite sized information like this doesn't reach our Parliment here in Australia or the White House in your country. Common sense may never prevail on the matter, but I have my hope that we will one day have a better understanding of our world.

P.S. I absolutely hate daylight savings, for the whole six months that it is about I don't sleep properly. My body is stubborn to adjust.