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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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-Al Gore. :tonka:

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash.htm

POWER: GORE MANSION USES 20X AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD; CONSUMPTION INCREASE AFTER 'TRUTH'
Mon Feb 26 2007 17:16:14 ET

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, issued a press release late Monday:



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, [20-room, eight-bathroom] 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.

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 to 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.

For Further Information, Contact:
Nicole Williams, (615) 383-6431
editor@tennesseepolicy.org
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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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No big surprise. Most of them that preach about it don't practice it.

I remember seeing Hanoi Jane Fonda on CNN a few years preaching about reducing, reusing, and recycling. I figured she used more energy on a daily basis than most of use per month.

How much fuel do you figure he uses to fly around on his jet?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #3
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but he's rich and famous and important. Surely that entitles him to do whatever he wants, doesn't it?:chiefwoohaw:
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I still love Granholm's comment about reducing electric use at her home. Her suggestion was that she would put a timer on the light in her daughter's closet. Oh wow. The energy needed to make the timer vs. teaching her daughter to turn the light out herself... I love politicians.
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I still love Granholm's comment about reducing electric use at her home. Her suggestion was that she would put a timer on the light in her daughter's closet. Oh wow. The energy needed to make the timer vs. teaching her daughter to turn the light out herself... I love politicians.
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I bet most of the electricity is being consumed by battery chargers for his eyebrow trimmer and Tipper's vibrators.
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Global Warming is the best thing to happen to Al Gore...he's making bank off the theory with his "documentary" and public apperances/speeches.
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...he's making bank off the theory with his "documentary" and public apperances/speeches.
He's posturing for the Dem's nomination for President. Heck, the silly bastard wanted to throw his hat in the ring during his acceptance speech at the Oscars.
It should make for an all-out mudslinging battle between Gore, Clinton, Obama, and Edwards. Let 'em all rip each other apart like Kerry & Edwards did a few years ago. :tonka:
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