Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Al Gore's Energy Consumption

I just found this on the Tennessee Center for Policy Research website. It is an very interesting story about Al Gore (aka Algore, aka Algorical) and his energy consumption.

This makes me belief he is the biggest hypocrite in the world.

"The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity" - Andre Gide

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%, 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.

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.


Stewie632 said...

I think Al Gore should get his own house in order before he dictates his beliefs to others.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Carbon offsets my foot. He could cool the world just by keeping his trap shut.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, the irony of life. Personally I want ALGORE to become carbon neutral by moving out into the woods and living off the fat of the land. Maybe he could find a big bear that would believe his propaganda.

Texas Truth said...

Stewie632: Well said!!!

Texas Truth said...

The Vegas Art Guy: I wonder which end of his bvody expounds more crap.....his mouth or his ass?

Texas Truth said...

nunoftheabove: I think Yogi Bear, who was smarter than the average bear, would also think he was full of crap.