A couple of days I was reading about the energy saving component of the US Energy Policy Act 2005 (Wikipedia), the extension of DST by 4 weeks (earlier on xsamplex). Apparently, power companies in the US didn’t notice a big change.
“There might have been a small increase in morning lighting, and a slightly larger decline in evening lighting usage,” said a spokeswoman at New Jersey utility Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, “but that modest decline will have no impact on its overall sales or earnings.”
What was Congress thinking?
This also reminds me that when I was over in The Netherlands, it appeared to be getting darker sooner than over here in Nova Scotia. Thinking of that, it reminds me of a comment Alfons made when he was over here the very first time, saying that “The light is so bright over here”.