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DST: It Wastes Energy And Costs More

Previously, I've pointed out that DST kills. Now, evidence is emerging that in addition to being a dangerous menace to your health, DST actually wastes energy and costs more.

Hat tip to 0ccam:

From Slashdot:

With the time approaching when we'll be changing our clocks again, the Wall Street Journal is running a timely article on a study done by a UC-Santa Barbara economics professor and a Ph.D. student. The study unambiguously concludes that Daylight Saving Time not only doesn't save any energy, it actually wastes energy and costs more. The study used energy company records from Indiana before and after that state mandated DST for all of its counties, and calculated that the switch cost Indiana citizens $8.6M per year. 'I've never had a paper with such a clear and unambiguous finding as this,' the professor said.

Be sure to check out the story at the Wall Street Journal for more details on the study.

Friends, this scourge we know as DST has plagued us long enough. It wastes energy. It costs more. For heaven's sake, it kills. We must put an end to this madness. When you elect me to be your President, I will do all in my power to eliminate DST. Remember this when you enter to voting booth this November. Write me in.

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meep
Mar. 4th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
When Stu reminded me last night about how early the change was going to be made, I was so ticked off because I was getting used to walking to the train in the light and now I'll be plunged back into the dark.

DAMMIT!!!
sidelobe
Mar. 5th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
So, it's running the air conditioner that uses more electricity, huh? OK, then what we really need is to swap Daylight Saving Time from summer to winter. Let's all set our clocks ahead in the winter so that it's still light outside when we get home. That'll reduce the time we run the A/C in the summer, and reduce the time we run the heat in the winter.

Maybe, instead, we should follow Franklin's lead and fire cannon down the streets of Washington DC at dawn. I'll bet that would wake some people up!
pingback_bot
Mar. 7th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
DST Kills
User drmellow referenced to your post from DST Kills saying: [...] church. As you know, I am a vocal advocate for eliminating Daylight Saving Time. Studies show that it wastes energy and costs more and is responsible for increased death and injury rates. Obviously, this is a horrible practice that ... [...]
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