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.


When Turbines Go Bad

Lightening Damage – Netherlands July, 26

Fire – January 2007

Fire – Palm Springs, California, June 2007

Collapse – Scotland, November 2007

Collapse – Oregon, August 2007

Fire – Sutherland, December 2005

Fire – Burgos, Spain, July 2007

Explosion – Aarhus, Denmark, February 2008

 

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