Daylight Savings Time Uses More Energy
If you ask me, this should go into the “duh” file, but I’m glad someone did the numbers to prove it – Daylight Savings Time uses more energy. Indiana recently changed their laws to require all the counties in the state to adopt DST. In the past, 15 counties had opted out of the practice. This change allowed researchers to setup a nice ‘controlled’ human experiment to see if DST actually saves energy. Turns out, it’s a big fat waste of time. As an active hater of DST (I don’t like it when everything is suddenly different one day to the next), I hope others verify these results so we can take’em to our legislatures in every state. Yeah, DST made sense when Franklin first proposed it, but the modern world has pretty much killed it’s usefulness.