Extending Daylight Savings Time?

CNN.com is reporting the following information:

“Congress may extend daylight-saving time

Thursday, April 7, 2005 Posted: 10:16 AM EDT (1416 GMT)

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 amendment was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee that is putting together major parts of energy legislation likely to come up for a vote in the full House in the coming weeks.

“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.”

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think this is a freaky concept, I mean its cool that at 8 pm it’ll still be daylight out, but not during the fall. Its supposed to get darker outside during the fall. I mean, maybe I’m just thinking about it all the wrong way. I’m thinking that if there is light outside I would consider going out more, but not if it is as cold as it was this past winter (and fall).

Tell me me what you think about this concept?


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