Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!

Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!

It's official: Daylight Saving Time is a bust. Designed (and recently extended) as a measure to save energy in a period of inflated electricity prices, an in-depth University of California study has now shown that DST doesn't save anyone any money at all. In fact, it's costing consumers

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  1. #1
    Liss
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    Default Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!

    It's official: Daylight Saving Time is a bust. Designed (and recently

    extended) as a measure to save energy in a period of inflated

    electricity prices, an in-depth University of California study has

    now shown that DST doesn't save anyone any money at all. In fact,

    it's costing consumers extra, to the tune of $3.19 in extra utility

    bills per year.



    The study was made possible because of the peculiarities of the state

    of Indiana, which was only partially on DST until 2006. When the

    whole state finally went DST (to sync with the national business

    day), some comparisons vs. the prior method were made apparent. The

    study calculated that the shift costs Indiana residents an extra $8.6

    million in electricity bills in total.



    Why? Shouldn't they be, well, saving daylight -- and burning fewer

    light bulbs?



    They are, said the study. But while lighting bills were reduced, air-

    conditioning units had to run more often, because people were home on

    hot afternoons when they'd otherwise be still at the office. Heaters

    had to be run on cool mornings, too, when people got up and it was

    still dark outside.



    Professor Matthew Kotchen, who pioneered the study, noted, "I've

    never had a paper with such a clear and unambiguous finding as this."



    This isn't the first time the energy-saving rationale of Daylight

    Saving Time has been attacked. The first was in 1976, when the

    National Bureau of Standards found that there was no significant

    energy savings after the switch. The recent expansion of DST to a few

    extra weeks was also revealed to have saved no energy during its run.

    And yet here we are...



    In related news, it was also revealed that Daylight Saving Time

    actually creates no additional daylight



    Source:http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/null/83073








  2. #2
    D Meyer
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    Default Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!

    I am from Indiana and am definately not used to DST it at all. It totallly

    screws up my kids bed time. Who Wants to go to bed when it's still daylight

    out? I used to be able to get up early in the summer and get stuff done

    before everyone else got up No More. Daylight Savings Time BiTES! Thanks for

    letting me vent



    On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:19 AM, Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote:



    > It's official: Daylight Saving Time is a bust. Designed (and recently

    > extended) as a measure to save energy in a period of inflated

    > electricity prices, an in-depth University of California study has

    > now shown that DST doesn't save anyone any money at all.






  3. #3
    Karen Pierce
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    Default Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!


    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">I agree...it bites all the way around. Last year in June my mom and I were driving through Indiana and I believe it was in Terre Haute that they don't observe DST...we were so confused driving through Indiana, we didn't know WHAT time it was from one city to the next!
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">I think it should be abolished....doesn't do any good anyway. No matter what way you look at it, there are still the same number of hours of daylight, no matter where they set the clocks. The disadvantages outweigh the advantages and it all evens out anyway. The only thing DST accomplishes is screwing up everyone's personal time tables, everyone's clocks and computers.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">there may have been a time for it....but that time is long gone.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KP

    <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: D Meyer
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 8:32 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!





    I am from Indiana and am definately not used to DST it at all. It totallly
    screws up my kids bed time. Who Wants to go to bed when it's still daylight
    out? I used to be able to get up early in the summer and get stuff done
    before everyone else got up No More. Daylight Savings Time BiTES! Thanks for
    letting me vent

    On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:19 AM, Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote:







  4. #4
    Patty
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    Default Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!

    <font color="#993399" size="4">I wish it was DST all the time. I absolutely hate when it gets dark before 5:00 in the winter. I&#39;d rather havedarkness in the morning. It doesn&#39;t reallyeffect how muchelectricity I use in the am because when I go towork early I&#39;m upbefore the sun anyway.
    <font color="#993399" size="4">
    <font color="#993399" size="4">I&#39;m really looking forward to tomorrow. It will be staying light until after 7 pm now and I&#39;llget to do some outdoors stuff after workonce it warms up.
    <font color="#993399" size="4">To each their own I guess.
    <font color="#993399" size="4">Patty in PA


    On 3/8/08, Karen Pierce[/b] <karen729@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    <div style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff;" bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">I agree...it bites all the way around. Last year in June my mom and I were driving through Indiana and I believe it was in Terre Haute that they don&#39;t observe DST...we were so confused driving through Indiana, we didn&#39;t know WHAT time it was from one city to the next!
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">I think it should be abolished....doesn&#39;t do any good anyway. No matter what way you look at it, there are still the same number of hours of daylight, no matter where they set the clocks. The disadvantages outweigh the advantages and it all evens out anyway. The only thing DST accomplishes is screwing up everyone&#39;s personal time tables, everyone&#39;s clocks and computers.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">there may have been a time for it....but that time is long gone.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KP<span class="q">

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    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial;">----- Original Message -----
    <div style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4;FONT: 10pt arial;">From: D Meyer
    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial;">To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial;">Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 8:32 AM
    <div style="FONT: 10pt arial;">Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!





    I am from Indiana and am definately not used to DST it at all. It totallly
    screws up my kids bed time. Who Wants to go to bed when it&#39;s still daylight
    out? I used to be able to get up early in the summer and get stuff done

    before everyone else got up No More. Daylight Savings Time BiTES! Thanks for
    letting me vent

    On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:19 AM, Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote:


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  5. #5
    coutant5
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    Default Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!


    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#800000">Me Too! I love it light until 9:00! Our family has more fun at the lake or beach too !
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Patty
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:41 PM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!






    <FONT color="#993399" size="4">I wish it was DST all the time. I absolutely hate when it gets dark before 5:00 in the winter. I'd rather havedarkness in the morning. It doesn't reallyeffect how muchelectricity I use in the am because when I go towork early I'm upbefore the sun anyway.
    <FONT color="#993399" size="4">
    <FONT color="#993399" size="4">I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. It will be staying light until after 7 pm now and I'llget to do some outdoors stuff after workonce it warms up.
    <FONT color="#993399" size="4">To each their own I guess.
    <FONT color="#993399" size="4">Patty in PA


    <SPAN class="gmail_quote">On 3/8/08, <B class="gmail_sendername">Karen Pierce[/B] <karen729@sbcglobal.net> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE class="gmail_quote" style="BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid;">
    <DIV style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff;" bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">I agree...it bites all the way around. Last year in June my mom and I were driving through Indiana and I believe it was in Terre Haute that they don't observe DST...we were so confused driving through Indiana, we didn't know WHAT time it was from one city to the next!
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">I think it should be abolished....doesn't do any good anyway. No matter what way you look at it, there are still the same number of hours of daylight, no matter where they set the clocks. The disadvantages outweigh the advantages and it all evens out anyway. The only thing DST accomplishes is screwing up everyone's personal time tables, everyone's clocks and computers.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">there may have been a time for it....but that time is long gone.
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">KP<SPAN class="q">

    <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: D Meyer
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 8:32 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Daylight savings time Actually COSTS us money!





    I am from Indiana and am definately not used to DST it at all. It totallly
    screws up my kids bed time. Who Wants to go to bed when it's still daylight
    out? I used to be able to get up early in the summer and get stuff done
    before everyone else got up No More. Daylight Savings Time BiTES! Thanks for
    letting me vent

    On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:19 AM, Liss <liss@budget101.com> wrote:


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