Are Greenouts The Next Blackouts?

By Michael Mullins.

Superdome Blackout: ‘Green’ Bragging Backfires on Obama Team

Before Sunday night’s 33-minute power outage at the Super Bowl, the U.S. Department of Energy had touted the football extravaganza as the “greenest Super Bowl” where “eco-friendly fans” compete to “maximize sustainability.” It was the latest green “success” of the Obama administration, which has included Solyndra, First Solar and Sun Power.

A little more than 90 seconds into the third quarter, the lights at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans went out. A stadium of 73,000 fans and millions of viewers at home were left in the dark.

The DOE had published a press release via 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.

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