Clocks change 'would save on energy costs'

02 Nov 2010
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Clocks change 'would save on energy costs'

Scrapping the current daylight saving measures in operation in the UK could mean that less renewable energy needs to be produced in the country.

This is according to Mike Malina, the director and founder of Energy Solutions, who argued that Britain should align itself with the time zones in effect in the rest of Europe.

Writing for heatingandventilating.net, he explained that the tactic was successful when it was implemented during the war, as less energy was used during the time.

But the proposals are likely to be met with opposition by Scotland, which would be hugely affected by an hour's time difference due to it being so much further north than London.

Mr Malina argued that if the decision was made to stop the clocks going back in winter and forward in spring, renewable energy would be saved.

"According to researchers at Cambridge University's department of engineering, using modelling with help from National Grid, this simple but highly effective measure could save at least 447,000 tonnes of CO2," he pointed out. 

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