So let me get this straight.
Daylight saving was extended to save energy so that people wouldn’t turn on lighting as early as they otherwise would.
What a great idea.
Unfortunately, the person who came up with this brilliant idea didn’t bother to test it by getting up an hour earlier in late March. If he had, he may have realised that using a heater in the morning for an hour (because it’s so $#@$ cold) is going to cancel out – several times over – the savings from running half a dozen CFLs one hour less.
Thanks Nanny State, you’ve saved us from ourselves once again!