Peabody CEO: Super Bowl blackout provides case for coal

“Without coal, you might as well turn off half the lights not just for our favorite games but also for our cities, shops, factories and homes.”


“Gregory Boyce, chief executive officer of St. Louis-based coal producer Peabody Energy, says the temporary blackout during a portion of Sunday night’s Super Bowl game should serve as a reminder for the importance of coal.”

Read more at St. Louis Today.


  1. But the electricity generated at the Superbowl was from a coal-based power plant. And the electricity still went out :-)

    I think we’ll find out that the electricity went out because of equipment failure, rather than a lack of the use of coal :-)

  2. Not really, Kay. Entergy, the utility that owns the generation to the stadium, is a gas company, not a coal company.


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