Changing the clocks to save emissions

Most people prefer to have more daylight in the evening. I do not know that for a fact – I am guessing. There is little evidence for this statement because they government rarely consults its employers (the people) about issue such as daylight savings time. In 1976 the South Australians consulted 2.7 million people of which 68% preferred the light in the evenings, and polls conducted in the United States bear this out.

However, although people’s preferences are important, we could be missing an energy savings benefit by moving or not moving the clocks this time of the year. Continue reading