The Effect Of Daylight Savings Time On Energy Usage

The Effect Of Daylight Savings Time On Energy Usage
Innovation

New research challenges the traditional view that daylight savings time results in less electricity consumption.

Naresh Kumar
  • 18 march 2010

New research conducted by economist Matthew Kotchen found that electricity usage in certain counties of Indiana actually went up after they adopted daylight saving time. This is contrary to the belief that shifting the clock ahead reduces electricity consumption.

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