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Paul Gipe

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On the Writing Life

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Paul Gipe

I began writing as a way to explore the world, learn something new, and make a difference. It has been that--and more. I've been more or less freelancing since the mid 1970s when I published an exposé in an independent (counter-culture) newspaper on a McDonald's billboard. The article was a success and the offending billboard was eventually removed. Ah, the power of the pen. I was hooked.
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200 Term Multilingual Lexicon Posted to Wind-Works.org

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Paul Gipe

I’ve uploaded a Multilingual Lexicon of more than 200 terms to a Google spreadsheet. The lexicon describes terms used in wind energy in six different languages: English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, and Italiano.
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Capacity of 2020 Bolt with New Battery after 20,000 Miles

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Paul Gipe

I've tracked battery degradation in the EVs we’ve driven during the past decade. The short answer is that our Nissan Leaf lost a lot, our Chevy Bolts not so much. Since switching to the Bolts, we’ve traveled nearly 70,000 miles on three different batteries. Each battery has lost about 5% of its capacity over 20,000 to 30,000 miles. Importantly, this modest capacity loss hasn’t affected how we use the cars or how far we can drive them.
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Glossary of Wind Energy Terminology

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Paul Gipe

This 30,000 word glossary was written by Paul Gipe and Bill Canter in the late-1990s. I’ve added the glossary to my web site for both its historical content—many of the terms were in use during the 1980s and 1990s—and as a reference for the thousands of newcomers to the wind industry since it was first published.
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Wind-Powered Vehicles: Is this a Thing?

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Paul Gipe

Yes it is. Back in 2022 I wrote two articles on solar and wind-powered EVs. The former I said held ... Read more
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Mental Models of How to Charge an EV–or How to Avoid Range Anxiety

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Paul Gipe

I came across an article by Michelle Lewis at Elektrek on a recent scientific paper on the mental models we ... Read more
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Tesla EV Battery Posting Making the Social Media Rounds Again

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Paul Gipe

There’s a post making the rounds on social media about how terrible Tesla EV batteries are and listing reasons why ... Read more
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Tom Weis’ Worldfire: A Climate Journey–Review

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Paul Gipe

WORLDFIRE: A Climate Journey from the Depths of Despair to a Haven of Hope is Tom Weis’ powerful new book ... Read more
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David Toke’s Energy Revolutions—a Review

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Paul Gipe

David Toke has a powerful story to tell in Energy Revolutions: Profiteering versus Democracy, his recently released book encapsulating a ... Read more
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EV Range Anxiety Myth Busted by Recurrent

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Paul Gipe

An article by Recurrent’s Liz Najman last winter, EV range anxiety afflicts this group of people the most, busted one ... Read more
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We’re Number 1 Again: Bakersfield Tops US Air Pollution Charts

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Paul Gipe

Yes siree, we’re serious folk here in Bakersfield, Kern County’s largest city. We strive to be Number 1 in whatever ... Read more
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German Museum Acquires Giant Growian Blade Tip

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Paul Gipe

The Deutches Windkraft Musuem (German Windpower Museum) has acquired one of the massive blade tips from the giant German wind ... Read more
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