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Honor the Treaty Neil Cartoon by Marty Two Bulls

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Cool cartoon by Marty Two Bulls at:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/15/neil-young-hits-road-first-nations

message from Neil (CO2)

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Cars and CO2 for a While

With another deadly climate disaster in the Philippines taking 10,000 lives the world is sure to be more aware of Climate Change. It’s a slow awareness, creeping into daily life. The more awareness that human
activity causes climate change, the more people start to wonder what they can do to help stop it.

Cars are not the only cause of CO2 rising in our planet’s atmosphere and causing global warming. Cars are just one of the big contributors. We have been talking about cars and CO2 for a while now, building an electric car that drove across North America without using any gasoline and sharing how ultra low CO2 emissions can be possible even with a big car. We demonstrated that there is a real alternative to fossil fuels in daily personal transportation, a clear way that negates the need for gasoline.

In our journey across North America we saved the weight of our car (over 6300 LBS) in CO2 compared to what would have been emitted if we had used gasoline. When we arrived in Washington, I spoke to the National Farmers Union about bio-fuels and what CO2 is doing to our planet. Recently at SEMA in Las Vegas I spoke about the replacement of fossil fuels in daily driving with the Bio Electric Transportation model.

I hope we start to bring CO2 back down to earth, back in balance, where it belongs.

Neil Young
November 12th 2013
California

LincVolt | SEMA keynote speech (video) |

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/

 

 

Neil Young to Talk about LincVolt at SEMA

10713183335_89c58ebd64Rock ‘n’roll icon Neil Young is scheduled to speak today about the LincVolt at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, an automotive aftermarket event held annually in Las Vegas, according to cars.com blog “Kicking Tires.”
 
The LincVolt is a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible that has been converted into a plug-in electric hybrid. The technology under the giant hood is similar to that in the Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle, but with a few significant differences.
 
The generator runs on E85, and can refill the battery in an hour if the car is stationary. One interesting note about the car, besides its unique look:
“LincVolt focuses on ultra-low carbon emissions as value, not mpg,” Young states.
 
Young took the car on a cross-country trip in August, traveling from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., with a stop at the Alberta tar sands in Canada, to raise awareness about the car, the technology and the dangers faced if alternative fuels aren’t adopted more widely. He also talks about his work on the project in last year’s New York Times’ best-selling book, “Waging Heavy Peace.”
 
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These days it’s all about closure of this and that for me. I have too many things to finish. How can I move on until I clean that slate?”
by --Neil Young, 2012

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