Daylight saving: Waste of time?
When some laggard counties in Indiana finally flipped the switch to DST, the state's collective electric bill rose by about $8.6 million.
Perhaps it's because we're often doing a rapid scan of a bajillion or so headlines before the sun comes up, but we missed a story in last Wednesday's Wall Street Journal about what happened when some laggard counties in Indiana finally got around to adopting daylight-saving time. As it turned out, flipping the switch to DST actually added to the state's collective electric bill by about $8.6 million, contrary to conventional wisdom and the exhortations of politicians. (Tip o' the nightcap to Slashdot for bringing the story to our belated attention.)
Enlighten yourself at WSJ.com: "Daylight Saving Wastes Energy, Study Says"