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.

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. It is anticipated that the number of installations will continue to grow at a significant rate in the coming years. Concerns have been raised that this growth will lead to a corresponding increase in the number of fires involving these systems, introducing new and unfamiliar hazards to responding fire service personnel.


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