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.


Ontario Fire College – Calendar


The Ontario Fire College continues to be the focal point of education and training for fire services in the province of Ontario. As an education and training centre of excellence, the college…

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Wind Turbines

The introduction of the Green Energy Act, 2009 in 2009 to generate growth in clean and renewable energy sources resulted in a significant increase in the number of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbine systems installed across Ontario.…

Smart Meter Installations in Ontario May Pose a Potential Fire Hazard

Ontario introduced smart meters, along with a “time-of-use” electricity price structure, to help consumers manage electricity costs. Over 4.5 million smart meters have been installed in residences and small businesses across Ontario since the start of the program…

Firefighters and Wind Turbines

Fire Departments should develop SOPs/OGs on emergency incidents involving wind turbines.

Fires involving wind turbines may present a health and safety hazard to firefighters due to the electronics, flammable oils and hydraulic fluids that exist in the turbines. For example,…


Fire Departments should develop SOPs/OGs on fighting fires involving solar photovoltaic (PV) systems (also known as solar panel systems).
A PV installation typically includes:

  • Array(s) of solar panels, because a single PV panel can only produce a limited amount of…

GGLG Fire Presentation

Grampians-Glenthompson Landscape Guardians Inc.

In 2006, the Department of Sustainability and Environment calculated that the average number of hectares burnt in country Victoria through bushfire, is a staggering 115,338 Ha each year.

The causes of these fires include: lightning strikes;…