Unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii
or parts of Indiana you need to set your clocks back by one hour tonight. However, due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, this is the last time that you’ll be doing so in October. That’s right, from next year on, the date for ‘falling back’ will be the first Sunday in November instead of the last Sunday in October. Daylight Savings Time will also kick in earlier in the spring (2nd Sunday in March), effectively extending Daylight Savings Time by several weeks. The main reason for the change is that Daylight Savings Time reduces energy usage nationally by around 1% per day. Interestingly, the change has pushed Canada to follow suit because they want to stay on the same page with their largest trading partner (us).