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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Daylight Savings Time

Aloha Everyone,

Tomorrow morning at 2:00 am, most Americans will advance their clock or more likely mobile phones by one hour.  

Based on historical data, Germany became the first country to officially adopt Daylight Savings Time. That was in 1916 to conserve coal during World War I. Britain and many other European countries followed. In 1918, a year after the U.S. entered the war, Daylight Savings Time was implemented to save electricity.

Today all but two states, Hawaii and Arizona, observe Daylight Savings Time. Does this federally mandated program really save electric consumption? The answer depends on which study you believe.

A critic of Daylight Savings Time stated in his article:

“Today a big reason we have daylight saving time - and one reason it lasts so long during the year - is because the barbecue industry and the golf industry lobbied Congress to keep the silly thing alive. That's not a joke - it just sounds like one. When the sun sets later, people have more time and spend more money to barbecue and golf.”

Source:  Opinion: Day Light Saving’s Time Spring Ahead?  Not this year, not this guy.
Michael Levin/
March 10, 2018

Aloha -- Cathi