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Turning Back the Clock Later Than Ever: What’s Been Gained, Lost With Time Change?

Turning Back the Clock Later Than Ever: What’s Been Gained, Lost With Time Change?

Philadelphia, October 19, 2007

We’ll fall back on Nov. 4 this year, and that’s a week later than it used to be. A 2005 energy bill extended daylight-saving time in 2007, giving us three more weeks of daylight in the spring and one week in the fall. Dr. Erik P. Rau, auxiliary professor of politics in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is available to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of extended daylight-saving time. He can comment on how the change has affected energy costs, for example. Rau can also comment on the history of daylight-saving time. ***News media are welcome on Drexel’s campus to interview students, faculty and staff about their views on falling back later this year.*** ### News media contacts: Brian Rossiter, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or brian.rossiter@drexel.edu