Does Daylight Saving Save Electricity? A Meta-Analysis

  title={Does Daylight Saving Save Electricity? A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Havr{\'a}nek and Dominik Herman and Zuzana Ir{\vs}ov{\'a}},
The original rationale for adopting daylight saving time (DST) was energy savings. Modern research studies, however, question the magnitude and even direction of the effect of DST on electricity consumption. Representing the first meta-analysis in this literature, we collect 162 estimates from 44 studies and find that the mean reported estimate indicates slight electricity savings: 0.34% during the days when DST applies. The literature is not affected by publication bias, but the results vary… CONTINUE READING