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February 27, 2007

Al Gore Energy Stats

In the wake of Al Gore winning an Oscar for his schlockumentary An All Too Convenient Lie, in which the Goracle demands that we cut down on our energy consumption, some interesting stats have been coming to light regarding his own gargantuan carbon footprint.

Let's leave aside the issue of his endlessly jetting all over the place to preach about global warming and focus on one of Prince Albert's several homes. According to the Nashville Electric Service, his mansion in the posh Belle Meade area consumes more electricity each month than an average American household uses in an entire year. In 2006, Gore's consumption was 20 times the national average. His average monthly electric bill cleared $1,359.

Since the release of his blockbuster, energy gluttony at his mansion has increased from 16,200 kWh per month in 2005 to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006. The gas bill averaged $1,080 per month.

Combined electricity and natural gas bills for the Nashville estate cost Prince Al almost $30,000 last year. With expenses like this, he'd better get to work on a sequel. It will be hard to top the hyperbole of the first one. Maybe he could claim that if we don't abandon our cars and homes and start living in trees by the time his next power bill comes due, the whole planet will go up like a match head.

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A still from the sequel.

On a tip from Metalgarth.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 27, 2007 8:09 AM

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Also, the Goracle's "Global Warming Concerts" will produce more CO2 than most third world countries.

Meanwhile, in Moonbat-Occupied Britain, a woman is arrested and charge with assault for foiling a bicycle thief.

Posted by: V the K at February 27, 2007 8:47 AM

share your thoughts on Gore...thumbs-up or thumbs-DOWN!?

Posted by: etn at February 27, 2007 9:01 AM

Turns out Gore's seriously reduced the power consumption at his place -- something the Institute for Making Stuff Up misses:

--"Gore purchased 108 blocks of "green power" for each of the past three months, according to a summary of the bills.

That's a total of $432 a month Gore paid extra for solar or other renewable energy sources.

The green power Gore purchased in those three months is equivalent to recycling 2.48 million aluminum cans or 286,092 pounds of newspaper, according to comparison figures on NES' Web site."

--"The Green Power Switch program isn't all that Gore and his wife, Tipper, are doing, Krider said.

They use compact fluorescent light bulbs and are in the midst of a renovation project that includes having solar panels installed on their home to reduce fossil fuel consumption, she said.

Their car? A Lexis hybrid SUV.

"They, of course, also do the carbon emissions offset," she said.

That means figuring out how much carbon is emitted from home power use, and vehicle and plane travel, then paying for projects that will offset that with use of renewable energy, such as solar power."

http://www.thetennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070227/NEWS01/702270382

Kinda reminds me of FOX's faux pas when they falsely claimed Obama had attended a "madrassa" as a child.

They're still apologizing for that!

Posted by: Ronald Reagan at February 27, 2007 2:12 PM

Hey Moron, er, I mean Reagan,

Hybrids aren't so green after all.

Posted by: Brooklyn Red Leg at February 27, 2007 4:18 PM

Grr...damn HTML tags didn't work....

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/060331/31hybrids.htm

Posted by: Brooklyn Red Leg at February 27, 2007 4:19 PM

I still havent made up my mind either way about global warming. Its definitely a fact but whether its due to the waste products of civilizaton or natural processes like the Sun getting hotter is unclear...

However, Al Gore is a bit of a hypocrite with an average electric bill of $1,359 and an average natural gas bill of $1,080.

With energy bills like that you can almost guarantee that Gore is raising a very large crop of marijuana on his property.

Posted by: Freedom Now at February 27, 2007 10:48 PM

Hey! Mary Jane is green ain't it?

Posted by: jael at February 28, 2007 11:50 AM