But, it's true.
According to an article appearing in Outlier, even though televisions during the Super Bowl consume 11M+ kilowatt-hours of energy (relatively the same as the amount of power generated by 10 medium coal-fired power plants), total household electricity consumption falls 5% during the Super Bowl (as compared to normal Sunday afternoons during the winter).
How's that possible?
While millions of folks are gathered around those environmentally unfriendly flat screen televisions, those folks aren't using other appliances. Moreover, with many of the folks going to other people's homes to watch the game and partake in Super Bowl parties, energy usage drops.
What's that 5% drop in household electricity consumption mean?
The nation's overall energy bills drops by $3.1M during the Super Bowl. The NFL's premiere pugilistic event each year is environmentally friendly.
Environmentalists take note: The Super Bowl provides a source of green jobs, has the potential to end global warming, and perhaps even save the planet!
Let the discussion begin...
To read the Outlier article, click on the following link:
"Will the Super Bowl save the planet? How America's most watched TV event reduces home energy usage."