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Daylight Savings Time: Time to Spring Forward

Written by Nickel - One Comment

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Just a friendly reminder to ‘spring forward’ (i.e., set your clocks one hour ahead) tonight, as Daylight Savings Time is kicking back in during the wee hours of tomorrow (Sunday) morning. As you might recall, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandated that daylight savings time start earlier and end later in order to shave a bit of our overall energy usage (Daylight Savings Time reduces energy usage nationally by around 1% per day.)

Published on March 10th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Energy

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  1. The purpose of the DST change had nothing whatsoever to do with saving energy. It was done to boost retail sales:

    Comment by Anonymous — Mar 11th 2007 @ 3:33 pm

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