Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday March 12, 2016

Daylight Saving Time Is Hot Garbage

I’ll just post this as a reminder for those of you who need to move their clocks ahead tomorrow.

Proponents of DST will tell you that it saves energy. This is because a study in the 1970s found a 1 percent benefit to energy use in Daylight Saving Time. You may notice, though, that the 1970s are now 40 years ago, and energy consumption has changed somewhat in the interim. More recent research shows no difference in energy usage in places where it doesn't go into effect, compared to places observing DST. A few studies suggest Daylight Saving Time actually means more energy is used, rather than less.