10:10 campaigners believes that if we set our clocks to 1 hour ahead of GMT in the winter and 2 hours ahead of GMT in the summer can save almost 500,000 tonnes of carbon.
It would only require a slight change in clock as currently, the United Kingdom sets clocks to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in winter and adds an hour in the summer.
A spokesman said: “We would still put our clocks forward in spring and back in autumn, but the sun would rise and set one hour later throughout the year, which would mean that more people are up and around when there is daylight.”
“This timekeeping regime is known as Single Double Summer Time or SDST and yes, we find that name confusing too.”
If successful the campaigners believe it could save ‘at least’ 447,000 tonnes of C02 pollution – equivalent to more than 50,000 cars driving all the way around the world – each year.
We would also benefit from the lowering of electricity bill by maximising daylight hours and reducing peak power demand.