New Orleans Wins Next Super Bowl, Loses Football Fields: Hot off the Griddle

Good morning, and welcome back to the Griddle, a menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. The New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI this week powered in part by renewable energy. Green Mountain Energy supplied renewable energy credits to offset power use of everything from stadium lights to sportswriters' computers. Next year's Super Bowl venue, New Orleans (video), is becoming increasingly difficult and costly to "green." Southern Louisiana is sinking at the same time ocean waters are rising, making coastal erosion a crisis at the Mississippi River Delta. A report issued this week by Louisiana's coastal science advisory advises policymakers to assume the Gulf of Mexico sea level will rise 1 meter by 2100. The state currently loses the equivalent of a football field of land every hour.

And now the news:

BP Said to Seek U.S. Settlement of Gulf Spill Pollution Claims (Bloomberg)
U.K. to Lead on Green Accounting at Rio+20 (BusinessGreen)
The Clean Tech Meltdown (Wired)
America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models (HBR/Bloomberg)
Oil and Gas Boom Lifts U.S. Economy (WSJ)
Mitsubishi Ends Honda's 8-Year Reign on Green Car List (Environmental Leader)
Solar Tulip Targets Facebook Generation's Design Sense (Bloomberg)
Challenge of Making Climate Change Sound Newsy (Climate Central)
Inside the Killer App for Buildings and Energy Management (GreenBiz)
Belgian Battery Can Power 1,400 Homes (AFP)

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