The Earth turns counter-clockwise to the East. Does it take less energy to drive East, as you are going with the rotation and does it take more energy to drive West, against the rotation? Or does it take more energy driving East, as you have to drive faster than the earth is rotating to move from one spot to the other or does it take less energy driving West as the Earth is rotating away from the direction you are going?? Dinky would like the too know..... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!