whatnow73 (whatnow73) wrote in green_vale,
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Extended Daylight Saving Time saves energy?

Will the recent Energy Policy Act of 2005 adopted by USA, actually reduce energy consumption by extending Daylight Saving Times in a year?

FOR
"In an attempt to save energy, we sprang forward three weeks early this year, and we'll fall back a week later. A U.S. Department of Energy study predicts that extending daylight saving time will cut our electricity consumption by four-tenths of a percent per day."

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_5421166

AGAINST
"Starting daylight saving a couple of months early doesn't seem to cut energy consumption, as many of its supporters claim."

http://abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/1872484.htm

What are your opinions on this?

x-posted at: environment save_the_earth
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