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Paul Gipe

Paul Gipe has written extensively about renewable energy for both the popular and trade press. He has also lectured widely on wind energy and how to minimize its impact on the environment and the communities of which it is a part. For his efforts, the World Wind Energy Association presented Gipe with their World Wind Energy Award in 2008, the World Renewable Energy Congress honored him as a "pioneer" in 1998, and the American Wind Energy Association named him as the industry's "person of the year" in 1988.

His most recent book, Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind Energy Systems was published by Chelsea Green in May, 2009.

Gipe's book Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, & Business is available in both hardback and paperback and is published in French as Le Grand Livre de l'Eolien by les éditions du Moniteur.

In 2004, Gipe served as the acting executive director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association where he created, managed, and implemented a provincial campaign for Advanced Renewable Tariffs. The campaign sought to adapt electricity feed laws to the North American market and was instrumental in placing the European concept on the political agenda in Canada and the United States.

Gipe first publicly called for a feed law in the US in his campaign for the board of directors of the American Wind Energy Association in 1998.

    Paul's Books

    Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition

    A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind Energy Systems

    Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence.

    Wind Energy Basics

    A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems

    An excellent introductory volume for those seeking to understand the ways the new, smaller wind turbines work and their unique potential for providing inexpensive, reliable energy to homes, farms, and businesses. Replete with illustrations, diagrams, and charts, and accessible enough to be used with students.

    Wind Power

    Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business

    Wind Power is the most thorough, up-to-date, and comprehensive book on wind power—a widely available, renewable energy source that can be used for everything from small remote applications to sophisticated wind power plants.

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