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Video of Young’s keynote speech at SEMA

1dbe2e6b1a4ccdd47efa13d99bbda1a72013 SEMA Show: Neil Young Green Performance Keynote Speech

Neil Young lauded as “Transformer Man”

webcam2 After Neil Young’s keynote speech earlier this month to the 2013 SEMA Show held by the Specialty Equipment Market Association in Las Vegas,  UQM Technologies Inc., a maker of high-tech motors for electric cars is publically praising his initiative.

UQM is also the supplier of the engine for Young’s LincVolt – his 1959 Lincoln Continental clean energy prototype.

Mark Harden, News Director of the Denver Business Journal writes about it in the Wall Street Journal: “We have a pretty good idea that Neil Young is on the playlists of execs at Colorado’s UQM Technologies Inc. To the Longmont-based makers of high-tech electric motors for vehicles, Young is a rocker with a heart of gold, sending UQM a lotta love.”

“We are delighted that Neil Young once again chose UQM for the electric motor and controller for this second-generation LincVolt,” Eric R. Ridenour, UQM’s president and CEO, said in a press release. “We commend him for using his considerable fame to reach an extremely diverse audience with positive messages about the benefits of vehicle electrification.”

Harden, name-dropping song lyrics, writes: “In other words, Young is a transformer man who feels there comes a time to go out on the weekend with an electric-powered old man’s car that runs like a hurricane. My, my, hey, hey.”

Read more at: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/earth_to_power/2013/11/uqm-harvests-shoutout-from-rocker-neil.html

Read more about LincVolt at: http://www.lincvolt.com/

 

 

Tar Sands: New Message from Neil

Neil Young is at it again in his battle against the tar sands of Alberta.

He posted this recently at http://www.neilyoung.com/

Harper’s Head Stuck in the Tar Sands

Earth-the-universe-22238243-2560-1600I was amazed to find that Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, my home country, has his head stuck in the tar sands of Alberta and has forgotten about his responsibilities to Canadians. Trans Canada, a company he backs, is actively pursuing the goal of crossing the United States with the Keystone Pipeline, a money maker for a chosen few that will cause incredible environmental damage. If it goes through it will be the shame of Canada, an environmental disaster that could have been stopped by responsibility and wisdom. It will not benefit America with energy or new jobs. The oil is for China and the world market, not the USA. With only 35 permanent jobs the added US employment is so small as to not even count.

In light of the United Nations concluding that Climate Change is definitely a result of man’s activities, I think it’s a good idea to learn as much as I can about it. One thing I did was visit http://www.keystonetruth.com/ to learn about the Keystone Pipeline and its direct relationship to Climate change. It’s very informative. If you are on the edge and might want to know more, then it’s a great place to go.

Neil Young 10/5/13

He’s a feeling arranger.

Neil blogs: Sunrise

Earth-the-universe-22238243-2560-1600

Neil Young opinions and reflects in his blog:

" Sunrise

As the sun rises today I wonder. How hard should I try? As I spread 
awareness of Climate change and make that my priority, am I losing sight 
of day to day life? Is this more important than making music?
Why should it matter so much to me?

I know what I feel. I am always seeing ways I could improve my own 
behavior towards preserving Planet Earth. Today I took a ride in a cool 
old car but I was thinking about the pollution I was causing, not care 
free like I once was. Then I looked ahead and saw all the other cars. 
They were mostly brand new but still just like mine. They ran the same 
way and burned the same dirty fuel as my fifty-five year old car.
Why should I blame myself?

Anyway, there is no other fuel available at gas stations. Big Oil still 
has the monopoly there.
No Freedom of Choice on that decision exists anywhere near here in 
corporate run America. That's odd, I thought to myself. Wasn't the 
president elected on promises of a cleaner renewable energy future?
Isn't Freedom of Choice part of Liberty?

Then I thought about my family. My daughter was just married
and I may be a grandfather some day. What about those
kids? What will I be doing to make sure they have
a better world? The sun rose over the horizon
then, blinding me when I looked at it.
How hard should I try?

Neil Young
West Coast of California
9/27/13
"

http://www.neilyoung.com/index.html –> a message

Big Oil and Big Data =;)

Neil Young’s utopian vision of Mother Earth

Neil Young’s utopian vision of Mother Earth

Published on September 27, 2013
By Mark Milke

In the 20th century, much of the divide in politics and policy was over how best to create jobs, incomes and keep people from starving – in other words, how to create opportunity as part of the good life. Those on the “left” argued for state intervention and often outright state ownership; those on the “right” pointed to open markets and other elements of capitalism as the superior route to avoiding poorer populations.

The outcome of that titanic struggle is well-known; the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the implosion of the command-and-control Soviet Union two years later cratered support for the most extreme forms of state intervention.

But that was then. These days, a policy divide often opens up in the struggle to convince large chunks of the public, especially in urban areas with little contact with rural life, not to kill off development.

Part of the problem in such an exercise is that not all development comes wrapped in a pretty package.

An example comes from folk singer Neil Young who recently ranted against Canada’s oil sands. In a Washington D.C. speech, Young said that the northern Albertan oil sands city, Fort McMurray, “looks like Hiroshima.”

>>> read more:  journalpioneer.com/Opinion/Columnists/2013-09-27/article-3409461/Neil-Youngs-utopian-vision-of-Mother-Earth/1

Random Quote

Oh, absolutely. I read a review of my record and someone said, \"She sounds like Lucinda Williams fronting Crazy Horse.\" I thought, wow, I never really thought that Neil Young was a big influence, but I guess in some way he\'s a subconscious one. It\'s a huge compliment. Not only is he a great musician and artist, but I have a lot of respect for the way he leads his life and takes a stand on things that are personally important to him.
by Kathleen Edwards on comparisons of her to Neil, Calgary Herald, Aug \\\'03.

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