03 Mar '12, 3am

Why Stadiums Keep Pushing the Line on Sustainability: Sports teams -- and their facilities -- face heated compet...

The Philadelphia Eagles still may not have decided what to do with DeSean Jackson , their star wide receiver, but they have determined how to power its new stadium, Lincoln Financial Field . The football team on Friday announced a partnership with wholesale-power-generation giant NRG (NYSE: NRG), which will install and operate 11,000 solar panels and 14 micro wind turbines at the stadium. That includes more solar and less wind than the Eagles had anticipated back in 2010. Solar power prices have plunged since then. "We believe that companies everywhere can find ways to go green with business practices that help the environment and the bottom line," Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. The Lincoln Field renewable-energy system, which is expected to generate about six times the electricity consumed during all Eagles home games annually, will make Lincoln Financial F...

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