Why Do We Use Daylight Saving Time Anyway?

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Do you know why we use Daylight Saving Time? (Technically, yes, it is Daylight Saving Time, NOT Daylight SavingS Time).

With next weekend's SPRING FORWARD on Sun., March 10th at 2:00 am, it seems like an appropriate time for a lesson on DST. One of the big reasons DST is observed is: 

Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 1975 showed that Daylight Saving Time trims the entire country's electricity usage by a small but significant amount, about one percent each day, because less electricity is used for lighting and appliances (which comprise about 25 percent of electricity used).

A 1976 survey of 2.7 million citizens in New South Wales, Australia, found 68% liked daylight saving. In New Zealand, energy providers found that power usage decreases 3.5 percent when daylight saving starts, with peak evening consumption commonly dropping around five percent in the first week.

In an interesting side note, two states do not observe Daylight Saving Time-Arizona and Hawaii.

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James Dray
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Morning Michelle.

In Arkansas, there is a bill before the legislature doing away with Daylight Savings Time.  I hope it passes.  

Mar 01, 2019 02:23 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
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I think the clocks change on the 10th this year.

I was just mentioning yesterday that I wish they would do away with DST. I still am not in synch with the time change from the Fall and keep waking up too early. I want to get back to normal!

Mar 01, 2019 03:07 AM #2
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Sham Reddy
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We are so used to it, but some people can't adjust for weeks!

Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 1975 showed that Daylight Saving Time trims the entire country's electricity usage by a small but significant amount, about one percent each day, because less electricity is used for lighting and appliances (which comprise about 25 percent of electricity used).

Mar 01, 2019 03:49 AM #3
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William Feela
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I don't know if this is as popular now as in the past.

Mar 01, 2019 05:03 AM #4
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We should just jump ahead this weekend and be done with it. This was put in place before electricity was common place to allow longer work days. No longer need.

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Thank you all for reading and commenting on Daylight Saving Time.

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