We all know what happened at the Super Bowel this past Sunday with the 33 minute
blackout greenout during the game. Greenout? Waz dat? Probably what we will be seeing more of in our future. I was unaware about this Dept of Energy publication, but it’s funnier than a rubber crutch if you ask me. The whole article can be seen here.
The DOE had published a press release via Energy.gov a day before the widely televised event, bragging that this year’s big game is a green energy feat.
“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,” DOE Public Affairs Specialist John Horst said.
In the statement, Horst claimed the Superdome’s exterior 26,000-plus LED lights draw only 10 kilowatts of electricity, which is the equivalent of what a small home uses in energy. He added that the lights will last for many years before needing replacement.
“The push to re-invent this destination city contributes to making Sunday’s game the greenest in Super Bowl history,” he said.
They did have the “greenest” 33 minutes in Super Bowel history. I will give them that.