Did you know that The Goracle’s home, that inner sanctum environmental salvation, uses 10% more energy than it did last year?
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.
But don’t worry about how His Greenness can afford all that power: since becoming the leader of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming, the Keeper of the Holy Carbon Credit has made over $100,000,000 from speaking fees and investments in “green” businesses — including the one that sells him his carbon credits.
I don’t know how he holds up under the burden.
Bless our Prius, O Goracle!
By the way, Al, George Bush’s home in Crawford uses far less energy than yours. How’s that for an inconvenient truth?
(hat tip: Sister Toldjah)
LINK: More at Hot Air.