Monday, February 04, 2013

Greenest Super Bowl suffers blackout

Coal barge, Guttenberg, Iowa
The Department of Energy, which for the last four years has been led by a man who doesn't own a car, touted Super Bowl 47 as the greenest ever.
To make this the greenest Super Bowl, the New Orleans Host Committee has partnered with fans and the community to offset energy use across the major Super Bowl venues. The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome features more than 26,000 LED lights on 96 full-color graphic display panels, designed to wash the building in a spectrum of animated colors, patterns and images. The system draws only 10 kilowatts of electricity -- equivalent to the amount of energy used by a small home -- and the lights are expected to last for many years before needing replacement.
Of course as we know, there was a 34 minute delay in last night's game after a power failure.

While I'm not claiming that the greenness of the Super Bowl caused the blackout, such an occurrence could be preview of life in America. President Obama's radicalized EPA is forcing dozens of coal-powered energy plants to close.

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