Shortest summer in Shtrasler's world - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zvi
    • 04.10.11 | 13:37 (IST)

    Nehemia seems to think we're stuck somewhere in the US or EU, not in sub-tropic Asia. China, India, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, along with most countries in Asia, don't move their clocks at all. Neither do Arizona and Hawaii in the USA. There's no saving of energy to be had in Israel from summer time. To the contrary, air-conditioning in all our cars, buses and trains, DST means on a significant increase in fossil-fuel energy consumption. The increase in home AC units over the years brought greatly added use of electricity for every hour "added" to the day by summer time. The chief benefit of DST in Israel is to folks like Shtrasler who get their satisfaction from twisting someone else's arm.

    from the article: Israel has the shortest summer in the world
    First published 03:30 04.10.11 | Last updated 03:30 04.10.11
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