Thursday, April 07, 2005

Let the sun, and light, come streaming into my life

This is interesting: WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - A House committee voted on Wednesday to expand U.S. daylight-saving time by two months to help reduce energy consumption, but rejected a plan to shave total U.S. oil demand by 1 million barrels a day. Both proposals were offered as amendments to be tacked on to a broad energy bill that was debated by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The panel agreed in a voice vote to move the start of daylight-saving time in the United States -- which occurs when clocks are turned forward by one hour -- one month earlier to the first Sunday in March. The end of daylight time would be moved back one month to the last Sunday in November. If this energy bill passes, will Canada bother to come into line? I can't see feasibly not doing so, at least in the ad hoc sense; too many commercial and media ties rely on at least the broader Daylight Saving Time plan, notwithstanding any oddness at the state or provincial level. But I'm not even sure if I have a personal opinion about it, actually, what with tending to live on a 10am to 2am schedule anyway... (Via Fark.)

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