Thursday, April 07, 2005

jfw award, most dramatic overestimate of the potential power of legislation

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Congress passes an energy bill, Americans may see more daylight-saving time.

Lawmakers crafting energy legislation approved an amendment Wednesday to extend daylight-saving time by two months, having it start on the first Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November. [...]

'The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use,' said [Rep. Ed] Markey, who cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a day.
Note to Congressman Markey: while you can shift around the extent to which daylight corresponds with institutionalized waking hours, you cannot change the total number of hours of daylight, except perhaps by some massive mandatory seasonal migration busing program.


Anonymous said...

Is this the same Congress that invited the vegetative Terri Schiavo to come to D.C. to meet with them? It must be.

jnsys said...

You should check out the commentary over at Slashdot. Lots of perspectives, and geeky insight.