Economics, Energy & Wind is the presentation by Mike Haseler delivered to delegates attending the Scotland Against Spin conference, held on the 24th November in Stirling.
He joined the Scottish Parliamentary Renewable Energy Group and carried out extensive research into the renewable energy sector, becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of economic benefit from existing policy. He began campaigning to secure more jobs for Scotland in wind energy, joining the Green party who chose him to stand at the 2003 Scottish election, although he later took the decision to withdraw his candidacy.
While he continued to work in the wind industry in Scotland, erecting weather monitoring equipment, he finally gave up after accidentally informing a farmer that a windfarm was going to be built next to his property and seeing his look of absolute horror.
Since then Mike has been a campaigner against wind energy, and for energy policies that are based on ‘real’ science rather than global warming alarmism, and on pragmatic, evidence-based reasoning rather than utopianism. A keen blogger, he established the Scottish Climate and Energy Forum in 2011.
The full speech by Mike Haseler can be read at: http://scottishsceptic.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/enerconics-the-relationship-between-energy-and-gdp/