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Congress may extend daylight-saving time

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posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:00 AM
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.

"Extending daylight-saving time makes sense, especially with skyrocketing energy costs," said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, who along with Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, co-sponsored the measure.
"The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use," said Markey, who cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a day.

The country uses about 20 million barrels of oil a day.


posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:03 AM
compared with how much we use per day, thats not saving too much, but hopefully its a start

posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:19 AM
Any savings are good I guess.

But we really need to get off that form of energy totally as soon as we can in my honest opinion.


posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 08:49 AM
for those of you who may not be old enough, the idea of extending daylight savings time is not new. back in the early 70's they tried to have it a year long thing. what happened was that those of us in the northern part of the country went to school in the pitch black. no the best thing we could do is just move the clocks ahead half an hour and leave it at that. split the difference and no more of this fall back/spring ahead bs

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