Gore's Home Still Guzzling Energy


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Typical bureaucratic hypocrite telling us we need to change our life styles. Those that preach changing life styles need to lead by example.

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Gore's Home Still Guzzling Energy

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:48 PM

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In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former vice president’s home energy use surged more than 10 percent, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.


“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”


In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.


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In February 2007, "An Inconvenient Truth," a film based on a climate change speech developed by Gore, won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research uncovered that Gore’s Nashville home guzzled 20 times more electricity than the average American household.


After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.


Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.


In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.


“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said. “Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”


The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a Nashville-based free market think tank and watchdog organization, obtained information about Gore’s home energy use through a public records request to the Nashville Electric Service.
 

toreskha

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That's a bit of an exaggeration...read the Snopes article here.

The Gores take the approach of mainly paying for the "carbon footprint" by buying credits. That's fine I guess, if you're filthy rich. However, this obscures the more pragmatic market controls that would help to reduce power consumption across the board for people who can't afford that. The emphasis should not be on eco-freakiness, but on bringing down the cost of power, which is particularly important as the cost of fuel is rising.
 

tattedupboy

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That's a bit of an exaggeration...read the Snopes article here.

The Gores take the approach of mainly paying for the "carbon footprint" by buying credits. That's fine I guess, if you're filthy rich. However, this obscures the more pragmatic market controls that would help to reduce power consumption across the board for people who can't afford that. The emphasis should not be on eco-freakiness, but on bringing down the cost of power, which is particularly important as the cost of fuel is rising.

Sure planting a couple of trees is exactly the way to offset the damage his mansion does the environment.

Honestly though, does he think we're stupid? Apparently there are some who are; they gave him an Oscar and a Nobel Peace prize.
 

tiltrotormech

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The Gores take the approach of mainly paying for the "carbon footprint" by buying credits. That's fine I guess, if you're filthy rich...

He is a part owner of the company that he is buying the "offset credits" from!!! How can you take him seriously. Who is going to regulate the offset credit companies? I think I might create my own offset credit company. I have two kids that would love to plant some trees. Watch out for "man-bear-pig".

And don't get me started on the Nobel Prize.
 

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