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Greenest Super Bowl in History Goes Dark Mid-Game

DocForesight Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:23 PM
I'm as critical of "green" energy as the next realist, but using LED lights at the Superdome, motion sensors and better insulation at the library and other venues just makes sense whether the electricity is generated by a nuclear power plant (my personal favorite, as nothing is more energy dense than atomic fission) or unicorn pharts. Now, if the DOE had touted the use of windmills and solar panels for the "green" electricity, then the loss of power during the Game would have been predictable.

If you watched the Super Bowl last night then you noticed the 35-minute long power outage that happened right in the middle of the game. But it wasn't the weather that caused the power outage, rather a lack of power feeding into the stadium.

The Super Bowl, the biggest U.S. sports event of the year, was interrupted by a 35-minute power outage at the Superdome on Sunday, and officials said the problem appeared to be with the electrical load coming into the stadium.

After a half-time show by the singer Beyonce heavy on electric...