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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International Fires

Wind Turbine Accidents

Steimke Wettendorf Obernholz 04.02.2011

Burning Wind Turbine in Portugal

That looks like a very expensive fire, good thing they didn’t sustain casualties from falling debris.

Wind turbine goes up in flames

von Dana Heide 28.10.2013

handelsblatt.com

 

A wind turbine burned Sunday in Bördekreis in Sachsen-Anhalt. Firefighters stood by helpless, watching a million euros destroyed. It was not the first such event.

Bordekreis

Düsseldorf. Es sind atemberaubende Aufnahmen, die im Bördekreis in…

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…

Australian warning!

 

 

I am here on behalf of the Grampians-Glenthompson Landscape Guardians Incorporated, to present our objection to the application by Investec Bank (Australia) Limited, to use and develop a 43 turbine wind farm on land  south of Glenthompson,…

FIRES

Fire is the second most common accident cause in incidents found. Fire can arise from a number of sources – and some turbine types seem more prone to fire than others. A total of 190 fire incidents were found:

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Turbines in bushfire prone regions

http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/08/25/residents-countywide-should-urge-supervisors-to-ban-wind-turbines-in-fire-prone-regions/

very simple argument constructed from four points

1) Wind turbines are machines that are prone to mechanical failure.

2) When they fail they can Cause Fires and throw oil and debris for hundreds of metres.

3) Wind…

Can’t fight the fire

November 20, 2010

Credit:  BY ELIZABETH SWEETMAN, 04 Nov, 2010, victorharbortimes.com.au

http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2010/11/20/cant-fight-the-fire/

CAPE JERVIS – Do you call the CFS in the event of a wind turbine fire?

While it might seem like the right thing to…

Wind turbine erupts into flames southwest of Abilene

August 26, 2011

Credit:  By Wayne McCormick, KTXS News, www.ktxs.com

http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/08/26/wind-turbine-erupts-into-flames-southwest-of-abilene/

Fire Chief Gary Young said the fire started in the wind turbine tower and then spread to grass around the tower

ABILENE, Texas — Firefighters from…

Why did a Scottish wind turbine explode in high winds?

newscientist.com

9 December 2011
Paul Marks, senior technology correspondent

This striking image of a wind turbine in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland as it exploded in high winds has made headline news. The turbine was destroyed yesterday as the region was…