Monday, February 26, 2007

Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore is Boss Energy Hog, Uses 20x National Average

Al Gore at the Oscars Sunday night got a massive dose of excessive, yet undeserved, admiration. His 'mockumentary', An Inconvenient Truth, was rewarded with an Academy Award. It's odd - the same organization that snubbed Heavens Gate gave an Oscar to An Inconvenient Truth. One is elitist, pseudo-science-fiction crap and the other an expensive Western depicting the Johnson County Wars in 1890s Wyoming. Well, Hollywood is the land of make believe, right?

Today, The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through free market policy solutions released the following statement to the press:

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 kWhmore 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.

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Gayle said...

He's such a great example of hypocrisy! As far as the Oscars go, it's been nothing but a celebration of left-wing moonbats celebrating themselves for a long time.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

How does he justify his energy consumption to himself? If he and his wife are using up to 20-24 times what the average home uses, and he is preaching about the eco-disaster end of days on hand...and he's telling all of us "do as I say, not as I do" does he rationalize it?

Tom said...

Don't worry - "Weird Al" Gore is buying lots of "carbon credits" for his plane, plantation, and anything else e owns that belches CO2 and wastes energy...