Daylight Saving Time Sunday
What is that bright object in the sky? Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday morning at 2am! BBQ’s, late afternoon walks along the river, bike riding and all the other late afternoon/early evening outdoor activities will be back! For those of you who want a deeper meaning – a summary of history below from geography.about.com. Enjoy the extra daylight!
History of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer since 2007 due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The Act extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, with the hope that it would save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours.