|Daylight Saving Time Saves... Oil - thursday 2005-04-07 1044||last modified 2006-01-28 1841|
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Daylight saving time is a stupid invention. It didn't help anybody when they started this non-idea, and it certainly doesn't help anybody now. Except, surprise, the oil industry.
I am not big on blaming everything on oil, but this is a great example of its present hold. Instead of investing in the innovation of new sources of renewable energy that don't look like fossil fuel, we have lobbyists asking Congress to change the start and end dates of DST (original link to CNN dead) to include two more months so we as a society can use less barrels of oil. Maybe if we didn't depend on oil, we wouldn't have to drill in 'federally protected' reserves, watch our economy flit about the price of one barrel, blow hundreds of dollars per person on refueling cars, and deal with certain political situations with a dark, overhanging cloud of economic ulterior motives.
I am also not optimistic about the oil industry's replacement. Will our energy providers ever behave better than this?