____________ ____________ the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it saves energy. Energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting our homes is directly connected to when we go to ____________ and when ____________ get ____________ Bedtime for ____________ of us is late evening through the year. When we go to bed, we turn ____________ the ____________ and TV.
In the average home, 25 percent of all the electricity we use is for lighting and small ____________ such as TVs, VCRs and stereos. A good ____________ ____________ energy consumed by lighting and ____________ occurs in the evening when families are home. By moving ____________ clock ahead one hour, we can cut the amount of electricity we consume each day.
Studies done in the 1970s by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that we trim the entire country's electricity usage by ____________ one percent EACH DAY with ____________ Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time "makes" the sun "set" one hour ____________ and therefore reduces the period ____________ sunset and bedtime by one hour. This means that less electricity would be used for lighting ____________ appliances ____________ ____________ the day.
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