They say that moving the ending of DST back one week was to save power, but I think that's a lie. I think it was done after intensive lobbying by the American Psychiatric Association in order to combat a recent downturn in people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. There is just nothing like watching the sun set while you're still stuck in rush hour traffic to make you want to open a vein.
On the bright side, supposedly a lot more pedestrians get bunted into the Great Beyond around this time every year which, depending on the pedestrian, is not necessarily a bad thing. For instance, the pedestrian may have been jogging.