Atlanta-based Sterling Planet has partnered with the National Football League (NFL) Environmental Program and the Florida Power & Light (FPL) Sunshine Energy program for business customers to make Super Bowl XLI a 100% renewable energy event.
Through the partnership, Sterling Planet has agreed to supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to indirectly offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with the electricity consumption at the event. Sterling Planet and the FPL Sunshine Energy program will provide Florida-generated renewable energy from solar and bioenergy sources in the name of Dolphin Stadium.
‘The year 2007 marks our third carbon-neutral Super Bowl,’ says Jack Groh, NFL's environmental program director. ‘We have planted thousands of trees in host cities in the last couple of years, but this is the first time we've added renewable energy credits into that mix.’
According to the companies, this year's NFL championship game will be the first Super Bowl to use 100% renewable energy.