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.

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 began around 1 a.m. on Tuesday and had burned itself out about two hours later.

Dan Hayden of Kingsbridge Wind Farm Operations says “It has burnt itself out through the night and we have a team of specialists coming to do a root-cause analysis.”

Neighbours speculate it was a mechanical or electrical problem because the blaze started where all the gears and electronics in the turbine are located.

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2 Responses to Fire destroys top of wind turbine near Goderich

  • Ron says:

    Who owns most of the windturbines in Ontario. Are they accepting responibility?

    • admin says:

      The turbines in Ontario are variously owned. Some German, Some Spanish, some US, but they set up Canadian offices. Hard to say where all the profits go….but we can guess. Ontario now has more than 4,000….hideous monsters, and it is a pure hell for wildlife, water supplies, people, and the economy.

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