Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Does Al Gore practice what he preaches?

Nope.  He's a Democrat and an elitist.  He wants the government (national or international) to require the common folks to cut back to save the planet.  But what about the energy use at his Tennessee home?

The answers in this press release from the "independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan" Tennessee Center for Policy Research:

Energy Guzzled by Al Gore’s Home in Past Year Could Power 232 U.S. Homes for a Month 
Gore’s personal electricity consumption up 10%, despite “energy-efficient” home renovations 

NASHVILLE - 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.


Anonymous said...

Just other showman making big bucks by inciting unwarranted fear. If he was really as green as he wants us to be he would downsize and sacrifice to reduce his carbon footprint. He's too much of an elitist to join the common man to save the planet. Show me Webster's definition of hypocrite and you'll see a picture of Gore. RW

Latinmassgirl said...

Gore's actions are indicative of a typical liberal. Just look at all the Hollywood types spouting the save the planet, Global Warming propaganda. They, along with Gore, take private planes, own boats and have enormous mansions.

This is the same attitude as the Communists. Only the big Party Members live in comfort, while the unworthy workers, must wait in line for an hour for toilet paper!

The Christian, "World Magazine" had a reporter go to Communist Cuba several years ago to write a first hand account of their circumstances.

Each family is alloted a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs per week, but they rarely get it. The butcher shop has signs up about how cheap the meat is, but they never actually have any meat to sell. The state "owned" lawyers and doctors get a measly 16-18 dollars a month! There are no medications available, but they are free.

This is the world that the socialist Democratic Party is working towards, with Obama at the lead! We need to be taken care of by our government by giving us free healthcare, and taxing those wicked wealthy people. We must not produce too many children, or they will pollute the earth, because "people" are really the problem.

Watch out America, as Al Gore, Obama and other liberals really want to TAKE CARE OF YOU! ( I meant Satan).