Sigh. Superbowl Goes Climastupid

You just knew it was only a matter of time

The National Football League has announced that it will be offsetting pretty much all of Super Bowl XLV’s energy expenditures this year — an amount that evidently adds up to a staggering 15,000 megawatts. They’ll be offsetting the energy use with renewable energy certificates provided by Just Energy, and it will cover a long list of events related to, leading up to, and the main event itself. Which, of course, is a thoughtful gesture by the NFL. But it also draws attention to the fact that the Super Bowl sucks down 15,000 MW of power at onceenough electricity to run 1,500 homes for an entire year. Other than that, this is going to be the ‘greenest Super Bowl’ ever …

See, it’s OK if you use massive amounts of electricy, as long as you purchase some offsets to supposedly plant a tree somewhere you’ll never see, which will suck up CO2 in some time in the future.

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3 Responses to “Sigh. Superbowl Goes Climastupid”

  1. The Watcher says:

    ‘enough electricity to run 1,500 homes for an entire year.’ Or Al Gore’s Tennessee house for a month.

  2. And his California mansion for about two weeks.

  3. Trish says:

    The only green I want to hear about during the Super Bowl, is Green Bay.
    Why do they have to ruin EVERYthing good about this country?

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