Daylight Savings Extended for 2007

We briefly mentioned back in the spring that Daylight Savings was going to be changing for 2007 under the 2005 Energy Act Policy. This past week we received confirmation: “Under the new regulations, next year people will set their clocks forward three weeks earlier on March 11 and will fall back on November 4.” This is, of course, designed to conserve energy by taking advantage of the daylight. Dr. David Prerau, who was a consultant for Congress on this bill, states that by adding this extra time to DST will shave one percent – 3 billion kilowatt hours – off of the United States’ power bill. Apparently DST has been credited with more than just saving energy. It’s also been known to decrease crime rates and the number of traffic accidents and increase participation in outdoor activities.

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