Meretricious: Plausibly significant but actually false and insincere; specious. Also, pretentious, deceptively pleasing but intrinsically rotten. From the Latin

meretrix: a prostitute.

Meretricity: 1. Electricity produced by meretricious machines that seek to convert wind energy into modern power. 2. Electricity subsidized by meretricious politics. See also oxymoron, since wind technology cannot, of itself, produce modern power, and crony capitalism, since wind subsides could not exist without it.


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Background

FAQ

http://www.wind-watch.org/faq-size.php

How big is a wind turbine?
Industrial wind turbines are a lot bigger than ones you might see in a schoolyard or behind someone’s house.

The widely used GE 1.5-megawatt model, for example, consists of 116-ft blades atop a…

Europe’s Ill Wind

http://www.wind-watch.org/video-europe.php

This video is available here via Blip.tv. It is about the views of people living near existing or planned wind farm developments. Their objections have been dismissed by the wind industry, government and pro-wind campaigners as selfish Nimbyism, leaving…

It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of when

June 5, 2011 by ottawawindconcerns

http://northgowerwindactiongroup.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/wind-turbines-fires-not-if-when/

In the current issue of North American Clean Energy, a huge, tabloid-sized glossy magazine for the “renewable” energy sector, is an article titled “Taming Turbine Fires Before They Start.” Here are…