What a joke. If you check out Energy.gov, you’ll see a big story there titled ‘Super Bowl City Leads on Energy Efficient Forefront.’ The site brags how the 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 and brags about how energy efficient the stadium is. Yea, so efficient that it can’t even sustain power down the big game.
While the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers compete to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy this weekend, eco-friendly fans and city leaders in New Orleans are competing to maximize sustainability practices to the fullest.
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.
So New Orleans goes grew, and gets embarrassed in front of hundreds of millions of viewers as the power goes out. Yet another great endorsement for leftist ‘green’ energy.