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Re: The Campaign for Lighter Evenings
by Website Administrator at 2008-03-05 13:05:24 (News)
Hmm - I wrote to Tim Yeo asking for research citations backing his group's claims about reduced energy usage and got a form letter back that said precisely not very much.

A suppose they're going to mailshot lots of people with the leaflet you attached - I wonder what the carbon cost of that'll be?

One thing in it made me laugh:

UK road accident rates rise after the clocks change in October when visibility and weather conditions begin to worsen.

That'd be better written as:

UK road accident rates rise in October when visibility and weather conditions begin to worsen.

... and the grasping-at-straws bit about longer daylight hours cutting obesity rates is even more laughable.

Again, there are NO citations of relevant research to back up the claims in the leaflet - this campaign is, to my mind, being driven primarily by the tourism industry or (for the conspiracy-minded amongst us) by a misplaced desire to synchronise time with Europe.

I note there's a sop to Scotland at the end, giving them an opt-out. It'll be ironic if Scotland end up the only country in Europe using Greenwich Mean Time - 0° longitude doesn't even touch Scotland.

Simon
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