Daylight Saving – why not?

27/10/2010 at 4:11 pm | Posted in 10% in 2010, Home Energy saving, Solar power | Leave a comment
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‘Balsall Heath Is our Planet’ welcomes that the Daylight Saving Bill of Rebecca Harris MP, which will be having its second reading in Parliament on 3 December. This asks for the evidence for daylight saving to be looked at and a trial undertaken.

Daylight Saving now has the support of ROSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, which is based in Birmingham. They say that giving people an hour of daylight to get home from work or school would have a major effect on accidents. Lighter evenings would allow people to feel safe to walking, cycling and waiting for public transport.

BHIOP tries to help local residents to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, but it seems that a fairly cost-free way to make across- the-board savings by households, businesses and the local authority would be by daylight saving, i.e. realigning clock time to provide an extra hour of daylight every evening. Why should we pay for electric lighting when we could have more daylight?

We very much hope the evidence will be considered by our MPs and by the government.

The Birmingham Mail is asking readers to send in their views about this subject.

Anyone wanting to know about the evidence and the campaign can visit Lighter Later website
and petition their MP

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