The Cost of Wind Energy is the presentation by Dr Mike Hall delivered to delegates attending the Scotland Against Spin conference, held on the 24th November in Stirling.

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Dr Mike HallDr Mike Hall’s professional background is based in the sciences, and he is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology.

Dr Hall spent sixteen years in medical research as Head of Department of Cell Biology & Biochemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and fourteen years as consultant, co-ordinator and medical writer to the Pharmaceutical Industry.

With over twenty years’ experience of campaigning against windfarms, Dr Hall joined Friends of Eden, Lakeland and Lunesdale Scenery (FELLS) at its formation in 2006, and is now President. FELLS was set up to help local groups protect the North West landscape from unwarranted industrial development, especially windfarms.

Dr Hall was also a founding Director of the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF), and in this role, has participated in nine Public Inquiries. Five of these were successful, two were lost, and in a further two cases the applicant withdrew.

Dr Hall has addressed many public meetings all over the UK, often in debate with developers, and FELLS remains fully active as a regionally-based umbrella opposition group.

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