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.


Wind Turbines – Fire Protection Guideline

With the politically declared objective to support renewable energy sources and to increase their share in the overall energy supply significantly, wind turbines have developed rapidly over the last few years. In addition to the expansion of locations, the development…

Do wind turbines lead to more forest fires?

By Clyde MacDonald, Special to the Bangor Daily News

July 30, 2012


Our three Penobscot County Commissioners made an astute decision today when they decided to defer action on whether to grant an advance tax increment financing deal…