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Pats Going Green

The owners of the New England Patriots have reached a deal to buy renewable energy credits to match their game-day electricity consumption.

The scoreboard, stadium lights or concession stands at Gillette Stadium won't actually be powered by windmills, but the credits will be used by energy companies to encourage the use of so-called "green'' power.

The Kraft Group plans to buy 2,400 megawatt-hours of renewable-energy credits over four years through the deal with Constellation NewEnergy of Maryland.

The Patriots are taking the lead from teams like the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have gone so far as to install solar panels on top of their stadium, in addition to buying renewable energy credits.

Patriots president Jonathan Kraft says the team has always tried to be as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.

This program aired on November 12, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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