Daily Diigo Public Link 03/11/2008

by Yule Heibel on March 10, 2008

Why daylight saving time is bad for the environment (Toronto Star) Annotated

tags: daylight_savings_time, dst, energy, environment

“The annual time change has long been sold as a way to save energy, but the opposite might be true.” I wouldn’t mind if we stayed on one time all year round, although I admit liking daylight savings for the longer evenings. But then I don’t live in an area that uses air conditioning — the main reason why electricity use goes way up in DST and therefore there’s a net increase in fuel / energy consumption (vs any sort of energy saving).

I dislike changing from standard time to daylight saving time and vice versa, the silly business of spring forward or falling back — it feels like jet lag without any of the benefits of actual travel.

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