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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Safety First

Wind Project Suspended After Turbine Fire

December 4, 2008

http://yankton.net/articles/2008/12/04/community/doc493770b0bb711157800892.txt

BLOOMFIELD, Neb. — Company officials have suspended work at the Elkhorn Ridge wind farm after Tuesday’s turbine fire 260 feet in the air, which hospitalized a worker who suffered burns while atop the turbine.

The incident…

SUPERVISORS IGNORE HEALTH AND FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS, APPROVE TULE WIND AND ENERGIA SIERRA JUAREZ SUBSTATION AND CROSS-BORDER TRANSMISSION LINES IN EAST COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/10673

 

“This will impede firefighting efforts to a frightening degree…a wind-drive fire is not going to stay in the backcountry. We must not roll the dice…There are other, safer alternatives….I also have serious problems about an…

Safety and Turbines

Please read this article carefully.

Embedded are serious safety concerns about:
Photos speak volumes in this article; Safety of Wind Systems.

1.   Ejection of ice (ice throw)
2.   Electrical hazards
3.   An informal survey of…

Blown away: gales wreck wind turbines as Scottish storm wreck havoc

By , and Rowena Mason

09 Dec 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8944597/Blown-away-gales-wreck-wind-turbines-as-Scottish-storm-wreck-havoc.html

Gusts of up to 165mph were recorded in the Cairngorms in Aberdeenshire as gales brought travel chaos to Scotland and the North.

A 100-metre tall wind turbine…

THE DARK SIDE OF “GREEN”

By Miriam Raftery
April 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Today marks the “International Protest Day Against Wind Power” with 765 websites participating.
A dark side of the wind industry that many media outlets have failed to report…

Troubling Questions

AUGUST 1, 2012

 

“Around 168 wind turbine fires have been documented. Some sparked brush fires and left some fire departments helpless to watch as oil in turbine components burned hundreds of feet in the air—out of reach of…

Wind Turbines and Wildfires – The Danger Is Much Greater Than You Think

For many years now we’ve been studying wind turbine alternative energy solutions. In fact, I happen to live not far from Palm Springs California where there are an abundance of wind turbine generators, spanning hundreds of acres in large wind…

Letters to Senator Bernie Sanders on “Wind Farm” on VT’s Lowell Mountain

August 18, 2012

Dear Mr. Sanders,

I am writing to you as my very last resort because of a situation that is so unbelievable and frustrating for the neighbors of Georgia Mountain Community Wind (GMCW).  This letter is…