Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
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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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