Thursday, March 30, 2006

Is This the End of an April Start to DST?

As you know by now, Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday. Will it be the last time we "spring ahead" in April? Maybe.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (link to PDF of Act) lengthens the time spent in Daylight Savings Time by moving the start date from April to March and the end date from October to November. 15 U.S.C. 260a(a).

The Secretary of Energy must determine the impact of the change on energy use and report back to Congress, which has reserved the right to revert back to the 2005 system. P.L. 109-58, section 110 et. seq.