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Paul Gipe

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Explanation for FloWind Blade Failures by an Eyewitness

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Paul Gipe

Because of my critical articles on Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines, Wind Harvest’s Kevin Wolf contacted me with background on what failed ... Read more
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Hallelujah We’ve Passed Peak Gassers–Combustion Vehicle Sales in Terminal Decline

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Paul Gipe

In January 2024 Bloomberg generated a lot of media buzz when it announced that sales of gasoline-powered vehicles peaked in ... Read more
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Rolling Across Carrizo Plains in a Bolt–Luxuriating at the Buckhorn

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Paul Gipe

In mid March Nancy and I saddled up our Bolt EV and headed out to the Carrizo Plains National Monument ... Read more
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Tony Swan–a Rock

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Paul Gipe

Tony Swan was a rock. He was someone you could always lean on. You could depend on him. If he ... Read more
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Niels Borre’s Checkered Past Landed in California’s Salinas Valley

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Paul Gipe

I fell down another rabbit hole when Klaus Rockenbauer at Global-Windphotos posted images of a group of mystery wind turbines ... Read more
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Mystery Wind Turbines of the Salinas Valley Wind Rush–Solved

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Paul Gipe

During the heyday of the Great California Wind Rush in the early to mid 1980s, there were a handful of ... Read more
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400 Mile EV Road Trip–without a Spreadsheet!

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Paul Gipe

In late January this year, Nancy and I took a 400 plus mile road trip to Salinas, California, the home ... Read more
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38th Annual Windmill-Wildflower Hike Planned for Tehachapi 18 May 2024

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Paul Gipe

Tehachapi Windmill-Wildflower Hike 2024 38th hike Paul Gipe and Georgette Theotig will lead a hike among the wind turbines on ... Read more
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Vehicle Efficiency in International Units and with Feedback

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Paul Gipe

Lots of feedback on my last post: EV Efficiency: Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent. Friends and colleagues sent me ... Read more
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EV Efficiency: Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent

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Paul Gipe

I’ve been telling anyone who will listen, “No one should buy any passenger car that gets less than 100 miles ... Read more
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Nyckelharpa Concert in Bako

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Paul Gipe

Our friends organized a group to see a concert dubbed “blue grass and swedish.” The Swedes were bringing their Nyckelharpa. ... Read more
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EVs are Clearly Cleaner, Quieter, and More Fun than Fossil Fueled Vehicles

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Paul Gipe

Amost nine years ago I wrote a series of articles explaining why we chose to drive electric. These essays were ... Read more
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