Green Energy for Super Bowl XLIX – Allison Campbell

Salt River Project (SRP) is going to generate electricity for the 2015 Super Bowl using wind power through a partnership with the NFL Environmental Program. SRP is the third largest public power utility in the nation, and is a community-based nonprofit utility company. The goal for both SRP and the NFL is to avoid the greenhouse gas emissions that are released due to powering the Super Bowl. I selected this article because renewable energy is on the rise in America, and this partnership will prove that this sort of energy is reliable and able to power large-scale sporting events. Using wind power for 100% of the electricity in University of Phoenix Stadium during the Super Bowl will pave the way for other sporting events and facilities to move towards renewable energy. Many people have concerns about how much greenhouse gas is produced in order to power extensive sporting events, and this partnership responds to those concerns. Powering sports facilities with renewable energy solves the problem of being environmentally harmful and wasteful.


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