Monday, March 03, 2008

Shocking expose: Hoosiers Hosed!...

After only a few decades of acrimonious debate Indiana decided to jion the daylight-savings fun in order to save energy.

Not hardly.
Their finding: Having the entire state switch to daylight-saving time each year, rather than stay on standard time, costs Indiana households an additional $8.6 million in electricity bills. They conclude that the reduced cost of lighting in afternoons during daylight-saving time is more than offset by the higher air-conditioning costs on hot afternoons and increased heating costs on cool mornings.

"I've never had a paper with such a clear and unambiguous finding as this," says Mr. Kotchen, who presented the paper at a National Bureau of Economic Research conference this month. [More]

I really don't have a strong opinion on this, I just shut up and change the clocks. But it was serious business across the line, and I wonder if they are going to re-open that can of worms based on this research.

[via MR]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear God NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Our Local Farm Bureau passed a resolution to never talk about time Again!!! I do believe that there is atill only 24 hours in a day no matter what time it is. By the way next sunday all of the clocks in the trucks tractors and my watch will be correct again!

Boiler Doug