Daylight Savings Cost More Energy

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Aron Schatz
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November 10, 2008
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As if anyone didn't already know this... Indiana has proved it. We should kill off DST already. Stop changing the dates, just kill it.

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These findings are consistent with simulation results that point to a tradeoff between reducing demand for lighting and increasing demand for heating and cooling. We estimate a cost of increased electricity bills to Indiana households of $9 million per year. We also estimate social costs of increased pollution emissions that range from $1.7 to $5.5 million per year. Finally, we argue that the effect is likely to be even stronger in other regions of the United States.

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