Policy intentions vs. policy results

Daylight savings time is supposed to save energy. Since Indiana provides a perfect test-case, having switched only in 2006, we can actually test the theory by comparing before and after, while controlling for other variables.

Ah, those unintended consequences. Apparently, daylight savings time not only is a major inconvenience to us; it also fails to save energy, and in fact increases energy use.

Details in this Wall Street Journal story.

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About Jamal Kheiry

Public relations consultant with experience in domestic and international journalism and public relations. At it since 1995.
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2 Responses to Policy intentions vs. policy results

  1. Sheldon Katz says:

    Good stuff Jamal. never heard of your site before, but I’ll certainly revisit.

    You obviously of a high level of tolerance. I could not take one of the junior senator’s email blasts, let alone be a subscriber. I agree he is honest about who he is and what he wants, but he is never honest about the facts — he either distorts and cherry picks shamelessly.

    • Jamal Kheiry says:

      Thanks Sheldon. This blog is only a couple weeks old, so just getting off the ground… not for making money; just to contribute to a well-rounded discussion of ideas. If ever you have ideas for a column, let me know; I’d love to have other writers pontificating on these pages.

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