Question of the week: Is this greenwashing a highly polluting sport — or an important act and useful message from a key segment of society needed to eventually achieve the full clean energy transformation? Related question: Will NASCAR exist in its current form in a couple of decades when the global Ponzi scheme collapses and oil is over $200 a barrel?
Pocono Raceway, which hosts two Nascar Sprint Cup races each year, plans to construct the world’s largest solar energy project at a sports facility….
Mike Lynch, who joined Nascar in October as managing director of green innovation, said the Pocono solar farm would set a standard for sports.
“We have a power footprint that can be addressed with renewable energy,” he said. “We see the Pocono project as one that’s a fantastic example of how it can be done.”
So the NYT report Thursday in “A Fuel-Belching Nascar Track Has Big Plans for Solar Power.” Certainly it’s much better that they are doing this than not — and this isn’t a rip-offset REC purchase (see “Schendler II: Good RECs vs. Bad RECs“). Here’s more of the story: