:: 4.22.2005 ::
A novel idea - extend Daylight Savings to save energy
It's got bipartisan support, too!
Citing Transportation Department figures, [Rep. Fred Upton R-Mich] said the additional two months could save the equivalent of 100,000 barrels of oil each day, or 1 percent of the nation's total energy consumption.Of course the farmers are complaining about it since they never liked Daylight Savings anyway, but I have a hard time feeling sympathetic, since all they have to do is get up an hour earlier to offset Daylight Savings.
"And that's using consumption figures from the 1970s. The actual savings should be even higher," Upton said.
:: Deb 2:29 PM :: permalink ::
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