Skip to comments.Gore home's energy use: 20 times average
Posted on 02/26/2007 4:38:04 PM PST by wagglebee
The former vice president's mansion in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, says the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, citing data from the Nashville Electric Service.
Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth, a 95-minute film warning of a coming cataclysm due to man-made "global warming," won the award for best documentary feature and best song.
"My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis," Gore said after taking the stage. "It's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act. That's a renewable resource. Let's renew it."
Standing with Gore on the stage last night, actor Leonardo DiCaprio said, to applause, "The American film industry has always taken its obligations to society very seriously and it's now stepping up once again. Tonight, we're proud to announce that for the first time in the history of the Oscars, this show has officially gone green.
Gore then followed with, "Which means that environmentally intelligent practices have been integrated fully into every aspect of the planning and production of these Academy Awards. And you know what: It is not as hard as you might think. We have a long way to go. But all of us can do something in our own lives to make a difference."
But according to the Tennessee think tank, while the average American household consumed 10,656 kilowatt-hours last year, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 more than 20 times the national average.
Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson said that "as the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk to walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use."
Last August alone, according to Johnson' group, Gore burned through 22,619 kilowatt-hours of electricity, more than twice the amount in one month that an average American family uses in an entire year.
Gore's average monthly electric bill, the think tank says, is $1,359.
Since the release of Gore's film, the former vice president and presidential candidate's energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kilowatt-hours per month in 2005, to 18,400 per month in 2006.
The Tennessee group also points out natural gas bills for Gore's mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
Gore paid a total of nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.
Responding to critics, Gore has described the lifestyle he and his wife Tipper live as "carbon neutral," meaning he tries to offset any plane flight or car trip by "purchasing verifiable reductions in CO2 elsewhere."
Why is this not surprising?!
I wish someone would do the total "carbon footprint" of the Hollyweirdos who gathered last night. And the diamonds? Hey, here's a clue, they are ALL Blood Diamonds.
OMG, he tweezes his eyebrows!
And how inconvenient is this truth?
Um, wouldn't this be TVA electricity, as in water turbine energy....as in another green source of energy not derived from fossil fuels? Just asking.
Gore looks like the actor Michael McKean ~ 'Lenny' of Lenny & Squiggy fame
I doubt he does it himself. He probably has an eyebrow stylist!
I betcha Algore didn't drive to the Awards show in a Prius.
I just had a disturbing visual of Gore and Breck Girl (Edwards) with make up staff.
Now I have to go find a pointy stick to poke out my mind's eye.
Yeah, I saw that after I posted.
What do you expect for a guy who made his first million from Occidental Oil??
Yaaawn, another Oscar award winner another Liberocrite!
Pray for W and Our Troops
Maybe he just shaved them off along with his beard.
I have an explanation.
Algore is growing high quality marijuana and the gro lights and hydroponics are consuming that energy. It also explains why Al is so wacked out and out of touch with reality.
His fridge and microwave obviously working overtime might be one reason it isn't.
How many hollywierd stars drove up in Prius Limos?
I guess I never realized how freakin' ugly this man is. Ugly beyond the physical. Kudos to Drudge for exposing this lying bastard.
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