As part of accepting his Oscar for best science fiction movie about how burning less fossil fuel will save the world, Al Gore burns 3,000 gallons of fossil fuel in a private jet to travel from his 10,000 square foot Tennessee mansion to Hollywood and back just to get handed a trophy. We salute Al Gore for so well representing everything we’ve come to expect from bleeding heart liberals. Way to go Al “Do As I Say Not As I Do” Gore!
Update: Tennessee Center for Policy Research finds Gore’s mansion uses 20 times more energy than the average home.
February 26, 2007
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Al GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Personal Energy Use Is His Own Ã¢â‚¬Å“Inconvenient TruthÃ¢â‚¬Â
GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s home uses more than 20 times the national average
Last night, Al GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 kWhÃ¢â‚¬â€more than 20 times the national average.
Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWhÃ¢â‚¬â€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, GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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,Ã¢â‚¬Â 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.
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