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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Dangers of Turbines

Wind Turbine Accidents – Slideshow

Wind Turbine Accidents

Steimke Wettendorf Obernholz 04.02.2011

InvEnergy California Ridge Windfarm Turbine Failure

November 21, 2013

http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com

OAKWOOD, IL. (ECWd) –

InvEnergyEarly this morning, there was a wind turbine failure at the California Ridge Wind Farm just north of Oakwood, Illinois near the Newtown Middle School location.

What we do know…

160-foot blade breaks off western NY wind turbine

November 18, 2013

http://www.kentucky.com

ORANGEVILLE, N.Y. — A 160-foot-long blade has broken off a turbine at a western New York wind farm, but no injuries resulted from its plummet to the ground.

Hunters tell WIVB in Buffalo (http://bit.ly/17eK5SR )…

Taming Turbine Fires Before They Start: It’s when, not if…

Author: Scott Starr
Volume: May/June 2011

http://www.nacleanenergy.com

According to reports, the cost of a fire that damages or destroys a wind turbine can be as much as $2 million. Property damage to the turbine, and nearby areas, from…

Dead in fire wind turbine Ooltgensplaat

October 30, 2013

http://www.nltimes.nl

 

A wind turbine caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Ooltgensplaat on Goeree-Overflakkee, costing the lives of two mechanics.Four mechanics were at work in the wind turbine on the Mariadijk, about 80 meters…

Letter to Premier Wynne and Ministers Dangers of Catastrophic Failure

April 9, 2013

Letter to Premier Wynne and Ministers,
In the early morning hours of April 2, 2013 there was a catastrophic failure of a wind turbine in the K1 Wind Project located in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh (ACW)…

Three million dollar 187 Ton Wind Turbine Crashes From 200 Feet

Mar-10-10

http://www.democraticunderground.com

 

Three million dollar 187 Ton Wind Turbine Crashes From 200 Feet, Waking the Neighbor Across the Street. The guy who lives across the street – who probably hasn’t slept a solid night since the grease sticks…

Concern over wind farms and fires

March 13, 2013

http://www.yasstribune.com.au

 

Residents around the Yass Valley are worried wind turbines will put their properties at risk from bushfires.

The recent Cobbler Road fire tore through land where the Yass Valley and Conroy’s Gap wind farms are…

A Huge Flash of Blue

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/2734

 

“I saw a huge flash of blue out on the side of the hill where the windmills were. It started in the middle and spread out in all directions.  It lit up the whole hillside the white-out…