Is the Aging Grid to Blame for the Super Bowl Blackout?

Energy is a huge concern, at present. We’re all thinking about what we can be doing to make sure our environment is being protected, as it’s become apparent that the last several decades have seen us failing to do our part when it comes to caring for the planet. Earth is in some trouble, in terms of its environment, and many of us have risen to the call so that we can be doing everything in our power to fix the planet and restore the environment to its former glory. We all need to be making sure that we can leave behind a clean and beautiful planet for the generations that come after us. This involves a lot of things, and many of them have to do with the ways that we consume energy.

We’ve been using the same power grid-based system for many decades now, and a lot of clean energy enthusiasts and venture capitalists that are interested in this type of endeavor have been arguing that these outdated systems need to be replaced. Newer models will deliver energy to consumer in cleaner and more sustainable ways, which will seriously reduce the impact that we have on our environment.

These issues are nothing new, but anyone who watched the Super Bowl was given a new reason to start discussing them last Sunday. At one point during the famous game, the power to the stadium was partially cut, and half of the game was plunged into total darkness. Many individuals, of course, took to Twitter almost immediately, and some of them began to consider whether or not the power grid that we’ve been using for so long had anything to do with the power outage. As it turns out, it probably doesn’t. Many, however, have nevertheless taken the opportunity to talk about the possibility of a cleaner, more sustainable energy system. Some have suggested that a more up-to-date clean energy system would have never let something like Sunday’s blackout happen in the first place.

Whether or not all of that is true remains to be seen, as authorities are still doing their best work to uncover the true cause of the strange blackout that interrupted Sunday’s Big Game. In the meantime, the discussion will continue about moving America’s energy grids into the future. With the level of environmental data resources that we have available to us today, it should be easy to see the ways in which we would benefit from something like this. One can only hope that the near future will hold some forward movement in the direction of more sustainable and environmentally-friendly systems like clean energy. In the meantime, there are definitely a lot of things that individuals can do to make sure that their lives are more eco-friendly on a day-to-day basis. If you’re trying to figure out how you can make a difference, there are plenty of things you can do in the comfort of your home to live a more environmentally-conscious life. Hopefully in the future you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a clean energy system, as well.

Clay Miller
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I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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