February 26, 2007

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

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.

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I'm sitting in the dark typing this by candle with the heat off wrapped in blankets and he's sucking up the power.

Posted by Muddy at February 26, 2007 06:30 PM


How did they get the details about his power bill? What does he do with his farm? How many animals does he have? How many people live there. Does he produce anything from the that uses machinery that draws alot of power?

Are the contents of peoples bill public domain? Are they going to get his grocery bill next?

I really dont even like Al Gore that much and you can attack him personally all you want, that doesnt change the message of the movie. I saw the movie and felt all the personal stufff he added about him and bush in 2000 took away from the movies credibility, but the thesis of the movie is that humans are contributing to global warming by co2 emmisions. Refute that.

Posted by: mooseboy84 at February 26, 2007 07:46 PM

Global warming...ah yes that thing that's bringing us to a temperature still cooler than a period of the middle ages. That's right that time when the Vikings farmed Greenland (so named because of the now ice-covered but formerly lush, green farmland.) Or that thing that's causing expansion of the ice in anarctica and other ice caps (not to mention record levels of snow fall...you do realize anarctica and most of the arctic is a desert right?) Or that thing that is causing the Sahara to shrink, creating new farmland on a continent desperate for food?

Mooseboy, that is just one of Al Gore's homes. He has (if memory serves) 7 or 8. Not to mention his frequent use of a private jet. Sorry but if you want to criticize others for their energy usage, you should walk the walk. For all the money he wants to take from people in taxes he'd do better to not waste so much and maybe sell 5 or 6 homes and give HIS money up. He's taken enough of mine.

Posted by: skywalker at February 26, 2007 08:15 PM

Your right, mooseboy. Hypocrites are just as credible as anyone else. Just because he doesn’t follow his own advice doesn’t mean we should not listen to him. After all, didn’t he invent the Internet? He must be a genius and we should all listen to everything he says.

Posted by: cwilli at February 28, 2007 07:07 PM
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