New Year’s Eve on Times Square is Pedal Powered

by Mark R

pedalpowered01If you are in New York for the big celebration on New Year’s Eve, maybe you want to brave the crowds and traffic and be there when the giant ball drops and the big “2010” numbers light up.

I’m sure all of you realize that energy isn’t free, and that the power for those big numbers costs a whole lot. However, if they are powered by a renewable energy resource, I feel lot less guilty celebrating during Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.

Fortunately, Duracell is prepared for this need for energy as the company has provided “Power Rovers”, stationary bikes at Times Square that allow New Yorkers and New York tourists to generate the power necessary for the New Years celebration.

This is actually the second year in a row that the Power Rovers have been used, but they are clearly needed if we are going to start off this new decade with our best green foot forward.

Of course, I’m sure that the power for the New Year’s celebration in New York is nothing compared to the energy consumed by the entire city of New York, Las Vegas, or any other big city on an average night. Maybe those Power Rovers should be stationed at every big city. I wonder how many people would donate their time to pedal on them then.


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