[tz] Havranek et al. on DST's effect on energy consumption
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A recent meta-analysis of energy savings due to daylight-saving time found a
mean effect close to zero (the weighted mean of 0.343% was less than the
estimated standard error). The largest energy savings from DST was found in
high-latitude countries; areas closer to the equator tended to have negative
energy savings. Studies published in journals with high impact factors tended to
be more pessimistic about energy-savings benefits. The study concluded, "the
effects of daylight saving time on energy consumption are too small to justify
the biannual time-shifting."
Havranek T, Herman D, Irsova Z. Does daylight saving save energy? a
meta-analysis. MPRA Paper No. 74518 (2016-10-12).
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