Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Fiat Lux

3 Then Congress said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
4 And Congress saw the light, that it was good; and Congress divided the light from the darkness.
5 Congress called the light Day, and the darkness They called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

"Extending daylight-saving time makes sense, especially with skyrocketing energy costs...The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use."

So saith Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, co-sponsors of an amendment to some energy legislation that would extend daylight-saving time to include March and November. Yes, they apparently believe that by passing this law, they will increase the quantity of daylight.


A Nony Mouse said...

My favorite part was,

"The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use," said Markey, who cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a day.

WOW! 10,000 Barrels of oil a DAY! Why, this should be happening earlier, dammit!

But then the article continued,

The country uses about 20 million barrels of oil a day.

Um... oh $h!+... ummm... nevermind

Salvius said...

What's so funny about that? That's a whole 0.05%! Every day! For two whole months! Why, by my calculations, that would reduce our total oil consumption for the whole year by a whopping 0.008%!