Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Congratulations Al Gore, now here's the bill...

Now that Al Gore can add an Academy Award to his credentials, it is time for him to pay his bill. His energy bill, that is. From Drudgereport.com:
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.

I guess Global Warming is not that big a deal after all? The lesson from Al Gore is clear: "do as I say, not as I do".

But it is too bad the Academy Award for best film didn't go to Chicken Little. It could have been an Oscar sweep for alarmists.

On a separate note, I was watching a show about the "Little Ice Age" recently. I would be far more concerned about another ice age than I would about Global Warming.


Chuck Lanza said...

Al, if you believe that I have some carbon credits to sell you. The greens are working overtime today telling us how Al's big house and huge use of resources is in fact a good thing. The awards in Hollywood, if I would have watch, would have demonstrated the hypocrisy of the left. A lot of talk and very little if any saving of the environment, I guess they want to do that on the backs of all of us not in the Hollywood crowd. If on the other hand it was a conservative using the same amount of resources the greens would be in full attack mode. When I was a kid it was global cooking and now its global warming. In 30 years I believe we will be able to laugh at Al Gore and the greens unless they negatively impact our quality of life by their wrong minded and scientific deficient ideas.

Chuck Lanza, www.thevirtualcongress.com

EdMcGon said...

Amen brother!

Anonymous said...

Your so RIGHT I wonder how Gore's power bill compares to others like Dick Cheney and the Clintons.

EdMcGon said...

Cheney isn't making movies saying that Global Warming is a problem.

As for the Clintons, while they have supported the Global Warming farce, they aren't as much in front on the issue as Gore is.