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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, electric vehicles, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • July 28, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Critics of renewable energy have a full quiver of objections of why we shouldn’t bother developing wind and solar energy. One of my favorites is when they say, “Well renewables are nice, but they...[more]

    July 12, 2016,   by Andrew DeWit, School of Economic Policy Studies, Rikkyo University

    On July 10, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), under PM Abe Shinzo, won a massive majority in the Upper House elections. A couple of years ago, that result would have been read as...[more]

    July 8, 2016,   by Andrew DeWit, School of Economic Policy Studies, Rikkyo University

    A lot of business elites have clearly thrown in the towel on nuclear and are instead openly lobbying to have Japan vault to global leadership in renewables, efficiency and smart infrastructure.[more]

    July 8, 2016,  

    This is the first in a series of six publications aimed at answering frequently asked questions that have emerged from the spread of misinformation following the implementation of Alberta's Climate...

    July 7, 2016,   by Dave Toke

    The Dutch Government has awarded a contract to build two 350 MW Borssele offshore windfarms for 87 euros per MWh (£74 per MWh), some 25 per cent cheaper than the current value of the contract for...

  • June 20, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    The proofreader dropped the marked up manuscript in my lap the Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend—all 550 pages of Wind Energy for the Rest of Us. [more]

    May 9, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    The good news is that with a smaller font size and tighter leading (the space between lines) than in my previous books, Holm has been able to substantially reduce the number of printed pages from...[more]

    May 3, 2016,  

    It’s no small sign of wind energy’s success that you can’t keep up with the steady stream of books in English--even when you’re into books on wind energy. It’s even more problematic is you spread...[more]

  • July 23, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Britain, with one-fifth the population of the USA, installed 560 MW of wind generating capacity in distributed applications from 2010 through 2015. This represents more than three times the MW per...[more]

    July 22, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    After a long delay, Denmark is poised to reintroduce a new Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program for small wind turbines. The previous program had been suspended when it reached its cap. The new program cuts...[more]

    June 30, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Later this year Georgia Power Company, a part of the Southern Company, is installing three small wind turbines as a demonstration. Is this newsworthy? Is it significant in any way?[more]

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