Since one electron is indistinguishable from another, it's impossible to know if any of the electricity produced in North Dakota actually reaches the Super Bowl facilities. But the NFL's purchase of the certificates can offset the greenhouse gases associated with the energy physically used at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The certificates will blitz and sack the emission of 14,000 tons of gases during the month of Super Bowl related activities in and around Indianapolis.
"Green Mountain Energy Company has helped us reduce the overall environmental impact of Super Bowl activities," said NFL Environmental Program Director Jack Groh in a press release. "Together, we have been able to expand the way we address greenhouse gas emissions and leave a permanent benefit to the host community."
The National Football League's commitment to an eco-friendly Super Bowl kicked off 18 years ago, and has been steadily gaining yardage. This year, after the green energy touchdown, the NFL will be going for the two point conversion with several other environmental programs, according to NFL.com, including: