From Pine View Farm

DSS–Daylight Savings Scam 2

No, it doesn’t save energy.

The upcoming shift in the Daylight Savings Time change is designed to help retailers — and is a substitute for a genuine energy policy, says author Michael Downing. Congress moved the time shift up this year. Melissa Block talks with Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.



  1. Karen

    March 11, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    I hate Daylight Savings, always have & always will. I don’t see the point. So what if it’s lighter, later? That just means that more lights are being used in the morning, when it’s still dark. A/C is being used more, because people are up later. And being a parent who had kids in school, getting kids to go to bed on time presented major problems. I hate Daylight Savings, period.

  2. Frank

    March 11, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Actually, I don’t mind it all that much. Or, at least, I didn’t mind it all that much when I worked in an office. It was nice having more light in the summer evenings.

    And Second Son wouldn’t get up for school anyway.

    Now that I pretty much set my own hours (as long as I get the job done and keep the boss happy), it doesn’t matter so much.

    The farther north you go, the more it affects things. I was in England, which is actually farther north than Newfoundland, the year they tried extending DST year-round. In December, the sun was rising about 9 a. m. and setting about 4 p. m.