Daylight saving - why do we still use it?

Numerous studies carried out in Israel and other countries claim that daylight saving helps save tens of millions of shekels in energy costs since it leads to greater output.

By CARMIT SAPIR WEITZ
November 22, 2018 18:36
Daylight saving - why do we still use it?

DAY AND night in two Tel Aviv cafés: Enjoying refreshment on Ben-Yehuda Street, 1957 (left) and Atarim Square, 1980.. (photo credit: FRITZ COHEN)

 
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The recent decision by the European Commission to recommend that EU countries abolish daylight saving time was greeted with great fanfare in Israel. In light of our recent transition to winter time, Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg, Ilan Gilon, Esawi Frej, Michal Rozin and Mossi Raz submitted a bill to keep daylight saving time all year round.

“Not switching the clocks every spring and fall will enable citizens to continue on with their daily activities and not have their schedules disrupted twice a year,” they explained. “The main goal of daylight saving was to take advantage of daylight hours to the best of our ability.”

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