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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Is this for real?

Looking at, and saw a story called "Congress seeks to extend Daylight-Savings Time." They said they were going to extend it to save on energy. The quote that really got me was this:

"The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use," said Markey, who
cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month
extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a

Either I am really confused and reading this article wrong, or this is a late april fool's joke, or THESE PEOPLE REALLY ARE MORONS!

Can someone explain to me how increasing daylight-savings time will give us a couple more hours of sunlight. Here is the article, maybe someone can explain this to me.

Comments on "Is this for real?"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:12 PM) : 

The energy saved by extending daylight hours in late afternoon/early evening is greater than the additional energy costs by starting morning activities in darkness. That's the whole justification for daylight savings time. The trade-off declines in the winter. But during the oil shortage years in the second half of the 1970s daylight savings was extended year round.

Given the impending crisis and the life of doom expected with the declining production of oil, well, who really cares what time it is!


Blogger W. S. Cross said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Hey, it will give you more time to read my novel-in-blogress about a Philly girl at Yale. Please have a look and tell your friends.


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