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Inconvenient Truth

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Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”

Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average

Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.

  

Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.

Tennessee Center for Policy Research

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Written by arnold

February 27, 2007 at 12:19 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. I also find it worth pointing out that Mr. Gore’s family bought that estate with tobacco money. Save the environment, but kill people with cancer. WTF! Thanks for this blog, Arnold.

    Skid

    February 27, 2007 at 7:09 am

  2. I love it! Liberal hyprocrisy at its best!

    Kim

    February 27, 2007 at 10:31 am

  3. That’s a lot of electricity and gas.

    I wonder what would’ve happened had he moved into the big white mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that Americans told him to.

    Let’s tackle him.

    Curtis

    February 27, 2007 at 3:00 pm

  4. Time to sort by turning off a light once in a while, Al. Arnold, where’s my last post about that girl hitting on you mercilously at Brandon’s party over the weekend?

    Norv Turner

    February 27, 2007 at 5:22 pm

  5. Norv…in the Breach movie review section where you left it.

    Curtis. Nice… lol.

    arnold

    February 27, 2007 at 6:39 pm

  6. And we expected to find out differently? Sorry, the two least trustworthy “sources” in my book are politicians and Hollywood.

    Peggy C

    February 27, 2007 at 8:02 pm

  7. Ah, I see. I need to work on those assistant coaches of mine. They need to get me better info as to where emails are put.

    Anyway, back to Al. I wonder what exactly he’s doing in there to use up that much gas/power? Time to send in Larry King or Babs Walters or Joan Rivers. Preferrably Joan, that’d be some funny TV.

    Norv Turner

    February 28, 2007 at 10:26 am


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