Monday, February 04, 2013

Can fans who bought Entergy SuperBowl "carbon offsets to sack emissions" to offset keeping evil lights on get their money back?

"New energy efficient lights are expected to last for many years before needing replacement.”... 

2/3/13, "Super Bowl delayed 34 minutes because of power outage," AP via Newsday

"The Super Bowl was delayed because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leading to a 34-minute delay in the biggest game of the year.

The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter.

Auxiliary power kept the playing field from going totally dark, but escalators stopped working and the concourses were only illuminated by small banks of lights tied in to emergency service.

Philip Allison, a spokesman for Entergy New Orleans, which provides power to the stadium, said power had been flowing into the stadium before the lights failed....

He said the outage appeared to originate in a failure of equipment maintained by stadium staff. It occurred shortly after Beyonce put on a 12-minute halftime show that featured extravagant lighting and video effects....

On the CBS broadcast, the play-by-play announcers went silent....

"We lost all power up here at the press box level," play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz said after power was restored. He and announcer Phil Simms were off the air for most of the 34-minute outage.

The failure occurred after shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a 108-yard touchdown, the longest play in Super Bowl history and pushing the Ravens to a commanding lead. But when play resumed, the momentum totally changed.

The Niners scored two straight touchdowns and kicked a field goal to close the gap to 28-23 by the end of the third quarter.

The public address announcer said the Superdome was experiencing an interruption of electrical service and encouraged fans to stay in their seats....

Officials gathered on the field and appeared to be talking to stadium personnel. Finally, the lights came back on throughout the dome and the game resumed....

The NFL said stadium officials were investigating the cause, but there was no immediate word of why the power went out."...ap photo


1/31/13, "Super Bowl Teams and Fans Blitz Global Warming,"news.discovery.com, Tim Wall
"Fighting climate change may seem like a Hail Mary pass, but the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee is running a play, called Geaux Green, to tackle the emissions from the big game between the San Francisco 49′ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The Committee also developed a game plan for fans to block their own emissions from blitzing the planet’s atmosphere....
Fans can get some anti-climate-change game time by buying carbon credits to offset the pollution footprint they create when going long to travel to New Orleans. The Geaux Green website provides fans a means of calculating their carbon pollution and buying credits to sack their emissions."...via Climate Depot


2/2/13, “Super Bowl City Leads on Energy Efficient Forefront,” US Dept. of Energy, energy.gov, John Horst


1/22/13, “Entergy Corp. Helps Super Bowl XLVII Geaux Green,” pr newswire

The carbon credits are part of a larger “Geaux Green” initiative launched by the Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee, Entergy Corporation, and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to limit the environmental impact of the Super Bowl."...


10/15/2009, “Entergy CEO warns of humanity’s extinction if climate legislation not passed,” Grist, Brad Johnson


1/26/13, “Entergy Corp. CEO Wayne Leonard calls it a career after 14 years,” nola.com


 Arizona Diamondbacks stadium power outage, 9/24/11:

9/24/11, "Power goes out at Chase Field during Diamondbacks game," Arizona Republic

"Roughly 25 minutes after a power outage was reported at Chase Field, temporarily delaying the Arizona Diamondbacks game, lights came back on and the game continued....

Lights on the baseball field, at Jefferson and Seventh streets, reportedly went out a few minutes before 8 p.m. Scoreboard and concession-stand lights remained on.

The Diamondbacks in a prepared statement attributed the "minimal power outage" to a microburst, explaining that the stadium is equipped with high-pressure sodium lights that shut down following a drop in voltage. After shutting down, the lights require a cool-off period of about 20 minutes, the statement said."...photo, "Diamondbacks players and fans sit in the dark after a delay after the lights went out during a game against the San Francisco Giants in Phoenix." Ariz. Republic photo
During power outage at Arizona Diamondbacks game, visiting team Mgr. Bruce Bochy talks with umpire Ron Darling. 9/24/11, both photos getty. final score 15-2 D'backs.

Diamondbacks Chase Field in Phoenix goes dark in the 7th inning for 20 minutes, 9/24/11. If evil Americans weren't so selfish insisting on playing baseball in the dark this wouldn't happen. It's important to keep playing at night anyway because it's an excuse to constantly demonize Americans and tell them to buy scam carbon offsets. Bud Selig is on board with that.

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