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.


Recent News

Wind turbine blade snaps off in Iowa

Apr 9, 2013 7:10 PM  

by Shaina Humphries

Something big is missing at the Eclipse Wind farm in Adair, Iowa – a gigantic wind turbine blade broke loose and crashed into a field.

On Friday, a technician discovered…

RSPB makes a killing… from windfarm giants behind turbines accused of destroying rare birds

7 April 2013



  • The charity is making hundreds of thousands of pounds from wind power
  • But millions of birds, including at risk species, are killed by turbines each year


The RSPB is making hundreds…

Fire destroys top of wind turbine near Goderich

April 2, 2013


There will be one less wind turbine in Ontario.

An overnight fire has destroyed the top portion of a wind turbine at the Kingsbridge Wind Farm near Goderich, Ont.

The fire in the seven-year-old turbine…

Wind turbine collapses in Bradworthy, North Devon

January 29, 2013


A 35-metre turbine has collapsed near Holsworthy leaving the tower lying on the ground.

The turbine at East Ash Farm in Bradworthy was erected in 2010 by Dulas Ltd.

Dulas has confirmed this morning that…


January 13, 2013

ALL rural districts have been harshly reminded that bushfires are a major part of our lives.

Large contingents of volunteer fire fighters with ample aerial support and the occasional fortunate and timely wind shift certainly saved…

Oil spill on Bakke Mountain

January 10, 2013

by Marshall Rosenthal


Dear Editor,

Some time ago, before the start up of the wind turbines of the Hoosac Wind Project, I tried to warn your readers of the potential terrible effects that the spinning…

As Australia burns, an impassioned plea from a fire fighter’s wife

January 11, 2013



This week, fires raged across eastern Australia.

The media reported some pilots saying aerial water bombing would struggle with turbines.

And the following email was sent by a New South Wales…


By Nadin Abbott
August 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) — Watching activists defend “green wind energy” as if it was the only solution turns my stomach. It is like talking to a wall. Facts, and there…

Huge wind turbine erupts in flames as 165mph winds strike Scotland

by ClickGreen staff

Published Thu 08 Dec 2011


These amazing pictures show the moment a huge wind turbine erupted in flames after it was struck by hurricane-force winds in Scotland.

Local photographer Stuart McMahon from Ardrossan, North Ayrshire,…

Residents countywide should urge supervisors to ban wind turbines in fire-prone regions

August 25, 2012
Credit:  By Miriam Raftery | East County Magazine |
The San Diego Democratic Central Committee this week passed a measure calling on County Supervisors to increase firefighting resources– but removed a key…