Daylight Saving Time USA
Energy Policy Act of 2005
USA Daylight Saving Time change from 2007
Starting March 11, 2007, daylight saving time
was extended by at least
another four weeks, from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.
The change was introduced by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (USA:
Public Law 109-58 / 109th Congress / Section 110)
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58) is a statute which was
passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005 and signed into law on
August 8, 2005 at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The amendment to shorten the winter, lengthen the summer and save energy by
extending daylight saving time by at least four weeks, was first introduced by
Representatives Fred Upton (Republican-Michigan) and Edward J. Markey
The House of Representatives had originally approved a motion that would have
extended DST even further. Proponents claimed that the extension would
save "the equivalent of" 10,000 barrels of oil per day.
As proposed this puts the USA out of step with other countries in North
America (for example Canada) but each country is considering their position.
ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005
Public Law 109-58
|SEC. 110. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS.
(a) Amendment.--Section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966
U.S.C. 260a(a)) is amended--
striking ``first Sunday of April'' and inserting
``second Sunday of March''; and
striking ``last Sunday of October'' and inserting
``first Sunday of November''.
(b) Effective Date.--Subsection (a) <<NOTE: 15 USC 260a
note.>> shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act
or March 1, 2007, whichever is later.
(c) Report to Congress.--Not <<NOTE: 15 USC 260a note.>>
9 months after the effective date stated in subsection (b), the
Secretary shall report to Congress on the impact of this section on
energy consumption in the United States.
(d) Right to Revert.--Congress retains the right to revert
Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedules once the Department
study is complete.
- ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005
USA & Canada clocks
on Daylight Saving Time until:
Sunday 1 November 2015 2am local time
EU / UK clocks on
Sunday 29 March 1am GMT
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