Daylight-saving time angst

  • Comments
  • Print

The debate over daylight-saving time never seems to end.

University of California-Santa Barbara economists have studied Duke Energy Corp. electricity bills and found that Indianaâ??s
switch to daylight-saving time in 2006 cost Duke households $8.6 million extra. Duke operates in the southern and central
part of the state.

Why? Heavier use of air-conditioning outweighed savings in electricity directed to lights, long a staple in the argument for
moving the clocks ahead.

The study, reported in todayâ??s Wall Street Journal, didnâ??t attempt to find whether daylight-saving time lowered crime and
other benefits cited by backers.

How do you like daylight-saving time?

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.