8th March 2008 - 10:00 PM
There was a study done in Australia that determined the opposite - a small overall savings on utility bills. It was then done on the west Coast of U.S., also with a small reduction of utility bills. But so small a reduction that it would fall into the +/- threshold for margin of error, and obviously this more recent data indicates that.
Personally, well I'm in the minority here; I love DST, especially when I get home late and want to see a little more day. Since I don't often have to get up real early, it works for me. Though when I was in school I hated it. The switching doesn't affect my internal clock though, because I have anything but the same work day over and over. It's always different.
On top of that, DST killed the drive-in movie. mad.gif
I thought it was romantic to go at twilight. But around here it was the better theatre sound systems and real estate taxes that killed it, not to mention crazed developers, who continue to proliferate like rabbits. The HiWay Drive-In, 309 Cinema, and most others are now carbon-copy gingerbread McMansions now