[tz] Alberta MLA to table bill aimed at ending DST
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Dec 20 15:38:32 UTC 2016
Brian Inglis wrote:
> Now question is: Do we want to stay on Mountain Standard Time all year,
> do we want to go to Mountain Daylight time?
As it happens, a week ago Nicholas Rivers of the University of Ottawa published
the best work I have seen on the subject of DST-based energy savings in Canada.
Rivers found that in Ontario, DST reduces electricity demand 1.5% during the
couple of weeks after the transition (he studied transitions, not year-round
consumption). Like Havranek et al., which I cited a couple of days ago, Rivers
hypothesizes that DST-based electricity savings is most pronounced at high
latitudes, and notes that he does not estimate the costs of DST (e.g., due to
increased traffic accident rates).
Rivers N. Does daylight savings time save energy? Evidence from Ontario.
2016-12-13. SSRN. https://ssrn.com/abstract=2772048
Cash C. Spring forward, fall back ... screw up? Reconsidering Alberta's clock
revolt. National Post 2016-12-19.
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