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,
Gipe has received numerous awards. 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 Editions 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. [wind-works]