Wind Powers the Super Bowl

John Davis

Despite being indoors, there was plenty of wind used during Sunday’s Super Bowl (no, I’m not talking about Joe Buck yammering on). The electricity used to power everything from TV cameras to the massive jumbo screen has been offset by the purchase of wind energy credits from a wind farm in Texas.

This story from Environment News Service says the deal is an agreement between between Just Energy, the National Football League and the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee:

Just Energy will purchase renewable energy certificates on behalf of the Super Bowl to offset all direct and indirect carbon emissions associated with power generation at major Super Bowl XLV venues.

This includes energy consumed at Cowboys Stadium for the month leading up to Super Bowl XLV, electricity used at National Football League Super Bowl headquarters, the Super Bowl Media Center, the AFC and NFC team hotels, and the electricity used at the NFL Experience Football Theme Park – the largest public event at Super Bowl XLV.

“We’re thrilled to be chosen by the NFL to play a key role in the greening of the world’s most significant annual sports championship,” said Ken Hartwick, chief executive of Just Energy. “Every day we see more organizations and more people becoming greener in their habits. We see this as a powerful opportunity to join the NFL and lead by example before a global audience.”

Just Energy also provided renewable energy certificates for the recent Pro Bowl in Hawaii.