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.

Industry Perspectives

Wind Turbines and Lightning

by Nick Gromicko and Rob London


Editor’s Note: While the author of this industry favorable article suggests that effective mitigation of turbine fires can take place, and that much more funding should be placed in fire protection for…