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2.01.2009

SUPER BOWL GOING GREEN - SORT OF--

According to Tampa Electric's press release, the NFL's Super Bowl today at Raymond James Stadium will offset approximately 157 tons of carbon dioxide through the Company's new Renewable Energy one-time purchase option, the equivalent of taking 20 cars off the road for a year or planting 36 trees. Power purchased from a mixture of solar and biomass power is a part of the NFL's efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Other strategies include reusing some of their banners next year and upcycling some of the banners into tote bags and wallets.

In addition, Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas are conducting energy efficiency and natural gas upgrades at 20 homes near the Stadium, through the non-profit, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay. The non-profit provides home repair to low-income families, military veterans, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Home energy upgrades included new air filters, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and weatherization. Some homes received tankless water heaters and energy efficient space heaters.

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