03/08/2006, U.S.A. - "Energy Policy Act of 2005: Summary and Analysis
of Enacted Provisions", CRS Report for Congress
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58), signed by President Bush on
August 8, 2005, was the first omnibus energy legislation enacted in more than a
decade. Spurred by rising energy prices and growing dependence on foreign oil, the
new energy law was shaped by competing concerns about energy security,
environmental quality, and economic growth.
Daylight Savings (Sec. 110). Starting in 2007, daylight saving time will
begin three or four weeks earlier (the second Sunday in March) and end one week
later (the first Sunday in November). This is expected to reduce energy used for
night-time electric lighting. A report to Congress on energy savings is required nine
months after implementation begins.
2007, U.S.A. - "Daylight Saving Time for 2007 to 2015 inclusive.", WorldTimeZone.com
For 2007 to 2015 inclusive, Daylight Saving Time period begins (Second Sunday in March) and ends (First Sunday in November) respectively on the following dates at 2 a.m. local time:|
- in 2007: Sunday March 11 and Sunday November 4
- in 2008: Sunday March 9 and Sunday November 2
- in 2009: Sunday March 8 and Sunday November 1
- in 2010: Sunday March 14 and Sunday November 7
- in 2011: Sunday March 13 and Sunday November 6
- in 2012: Sunday March 11 and Sunday November 4
- in 2013: Sunday March 10 and Sunday November 3
- in 2014: Sunday March 9 and Sunday November 2
- in 2015: Sunday March 8 and Sunday November 1
08/08/2005, U.S.A., U.S.A. - "ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005", PUBLIC LAW 109–58—AUG. 8, 2005
119 STAT 594 PUBLIC LAW 109–58—AUG. 8, 2005|
Public Law 109–58
To ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Energy Policy
Act of 2005’’.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for this Act
is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
TITLE I—ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Subtitle A—Federal Programs
Sec. 101. Energy and water saving measures in congressional buildings.
Sec. 102. Energy management requirements.
Sec. 103. Energy use measurement and accountability.
Sec. 104. Procurement of energy efficient products.
Sec. 105. Energy savings performance contracts.
Sec. 106. Voluntary commitments to reduce industrial energy intensity.
Sec. 107. Advanced Building Efficiency Testbed.
Sec. 108. Increased use of recovered mineral component in federally funded projects
involving procurement of cement or concrete.
Sec. 109. Federal building performance standards.
Sec. 110. Daylight savings.
Sec. 111. Enhancing energy efficiency in management of Federal lands.
SEC. 110. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS.
(a) AMENDMENT.—Section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966
(15 U.S.C. 260a(a)) is amended -
(1) by striking "first Sunday of April" and inserting
"second Sunday of March"; and
(2) by striking "last Sunday of October" and inserting
"first Sunday of November".
(b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Subsection (a) shall take effect 1 year
after the date of enactment of this Act or March 1, 2007, whichever
(c) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 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
the Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedules once
the Department study is complete.
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