by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Music.

Sarnia, Ontario’s Rogers Bayfest is carrying on as usual, with a little twist. Last night Nickelback kicked off the four day concert which will also feature such names as Aerosmith, Toby Keith, and Def Leppard.

This year’s concert is experimenting with a bit of green power – and one that we haven’t seen be used in this type of setting in the US yet – hydrogen fuel cells. The energy is being used to light the front and back entrances, and a couple of other locations away from the stage. Additionally, higher efficiency LED lights are being utilized to cut down on energy usage.

Hydrogen is on a roll in the local area. Two local organizations have been working together on what will be a 2 year, $1.5 million project to create a demo of market ready fuel cell projects.

Concert organizers say that if it goes well this year, they’ll consider using fuel cells in a bigger way next year.  Another point goes to the green musicians team. I’m going to start to keep score!

Thanks for the tip, Sarah!

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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