"WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Congress passes an energy bill, Americans may see more daylight-saving time.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.
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.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
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