Why do we change the clocks twice a year?

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One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time is that it saves electricity.
Daylight Saving Time reduces the time between sunset and bedtime by one hour. This means that less electricity would be used for lighting and appliances late in the day.
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It depends on the political time zone that you are in. Many countries have the concept of daylight saving time, which means that at some point in the spring, clocks are set ahead,
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Well in Britain the clocks change twice a year because we have Daylight Saving Time - not all countries have this but because we are quite far north in the world the differences in
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The reason for daylight savings is so that there is an extra hour of daylight in the fall and spring. This started when people worked in the factories and their employers wanted to
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Daylight Saving time accomplishes 3 things: saves energy, cuts down on traffic
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Clocks move forward one hour in March and move backward one hour in November. Most people remember the changes with the catch phrase "spring forward, fall back," referring to the season when the changes take place. The U.S. government initially started Daylight Saving Time during World War I to save energy for wartime production. The federal government enacted Daylight Saving Time as a permanent change in 1966. Starting in 2007, the government extended the time period by four weeks as a means to save energy through longer daylight hours.

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