Daylight-saving time doesn't save power

Published: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 1:09 a.m.
Would you please let the public know who, and by what right, daylight-saving time dates were changed, without any input from those most affected by it, such as families of small children? There will be one more hour of darkness at school bus stops, with its concomitant discomfort and actual danger.
The only reason given is that it will save power - a specious argument, given that lights will now go on in many homes at 5 a.m., effectively using up any power saved in the evenings.
There will always be only so many hours of daylight in 24 hours, determined by the season and the latitude of the area; and no twiddling of the clocks will give us one second more.

Katy Dunn,


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