By Tom Quiner

Emergency lighting kicked on when a "green energy" town lost power.

Emergency lighting kicked on when a “green energy” town lost power.

For the first time in history, a Super Bowl stadium lost power in the middle of the game.

This comes in a city that prides itself for “going green.”

John Horst,  New Orlean’s Public Affairs Specialist with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy patted his city on the back (before the game) with these words:

“Embracing energy efficiency and renewable energy is having a profound impact on attracting developers and private industry in the New Orleans’ re-building efforts. The push to re-invent this destination city contributes to making Sunday’s game the greenest in Super Bowl history.”

Perhaps they mistakenly thought a brownout in the middle of a game was the way to cut energy costs.

We saw how mismanaged New Orleans was when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The NFL will think twice about letting the Big Easy host another in light of last night’s debacle.

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