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NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles = Solar Electricity

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/sports/football/18stadium.html?_r=1

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“On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced perhaps the most ambitious green initiative yet: the installation of about 2,500 solar panels, 80 20-foot-high wind turbines and a generator that runs on natural gas and biodiesel so that Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles’ home, will be the first stadium capable of generating all its own electricity….

As large as they are, sports stadiums consume just a sliver of the nation’s energy and produce a fraction of its waste. But they are seen and used by millions of Americans every day, which has helped leagues counter the perception that sports teams are wasteful enterprises and in fact can convey socially responsible messages to fans of all political and economic stripes….

Sports facilities are also where Main Street and Wall Street collide. Every day, hundreds of thousands of Americans watch sports live at arenas where companies from caterers to chemical makers have their goods on display. Teams are increasingly using their leverage to force these suppliers to go green with them….

The Eagles’ green efforts ‘underscore the position that we are all very visible and can make a significant effort in our communities,’ said Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the N.F.L. ‘We think it’s smart business and the right thing to do.'”

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* The New York Jets already use solar electricity, but only at the team’s practice facilities.

source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-york-jets-and-yingli-solar-announce-completion-of-nfls-largest-solar-power-system-at-team-headquarters-103915363.html

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