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Al Gore's Energy Use

Al Gore's Own Warming — His Home Energy Use Goes Up!

Oh, Al! It's as if I'm psychic. Just the other day we were talking about the factors that distract from environmental causes, and his royal greenness himself, Al Gore, and his energy sucking house of eco-horrors came up.

Surely with his big ad campaign with Al Sharpton telling us to green our act, he's made some changes and stopped the energy suck at his own digs . . . right? Uh, no. In fact, quite the opposite. According to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, Al's energy consumption jumped 10 percent.

His house currently uses enough energy in a year to power 232 regular houses for a month. And this is after he spent $16,533 on eco-upgrades including solar panels, a geothermal system, new light bulbs, and better windows. Oh, and earning about $100 million dollars, a Nobel Prize, an Oscar, and a Grammy for his global warming agenda. Is this latest report a bout of bad luck or a big green monster?

Al. That's not acid rain — you're making the planet cry.


tiggles101 tiggles101 9 years
Not like I really care about his energy consumption just the fact what he's doing with this climate change 'problem'.
tiggles101 tiggles101 9 years
He's such a scammer. Seriously.
fxstc111 fxstc111 9 years
For all those pro gore statements. I have this to reply, "Al, we know you pay your relatives to post here!"
rokrd rokrd 9 years
Why did they have to word it like "His house currently uses enough energy in a year to power 232 regular houses for a month" That actually means he spends like 19 regular houses a month because 19 times 12 months makes 230ish. Considering they are reffering to his family farm, it makes sense a farm spends much more than a house!! THE THING THAT MOST SURPRISES ME IS THE STUPIDITY OF INGENUITY OF THE OTHER COMMENTS
Stoick Stoick 9 years
I agree with you Torgleson; you make great points about how much it costs when working out of your home etc. This article is obviously written to point a finger at someone who is actually trying to make a difference for all of us. They skimmed over the fact that he has added many "green" aspects to his home; i.e. new windows, solar, lightbulbs etc. These things arent cheap,and you don't get an instant lower bill or return on your investment; it takes time which is why more of us have NOT done this to our homes! Only those who have can throw stones, and only those who work and live out of their homes can, and only those who have won nobel peace prizes should be commenting or judging him. If he were our president today, imagine how much better things would be for all of us right now!
skeeterman skeeterman 9 years
Yes, you are right. We do not need to defend Al Gore from a factual attack, when we can just deflect all criticisms of him by calling names and using tired old rhetoric. How clever of us. I have no idea what relevance bush has to Al Gore’s hypocrisy, but it is so fun and useful to call him names.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Heh, Try focusing less on their houses and more on their policies and whom they have actively supported and butt-kissed for the past few decades. You guys are being whipped into a frenzy by a mosquito here, and not looking at the unpleasant truths that are right in front of you, in your food prices, your gas tanks and your energy bills. I may be a bit watchful of Mr. Gore, but I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one and see if he comes through. As for Bush, I don't give a rat's ass if his Texas ranch consists of a tent and candle...the man is an enemy of the environment, and has done squat-bollocks-zero for his own country. That anyone has more energy to give Gore a hard time over his house while Bush leaves the G8 meeting with a "Goodbye from the world's largest polluter!" wave of the hand is hysterical..or sick, or sad. Or all three. Do you always stare at a grain of sand while an avalanche hits your house?
PontNeuf PontNeuf 9 years
Notice how they inflated the stats -he uses enough energy in a YEAR to power 232 houses for a MONTH. That adds up to less than 20 on a fair ratio. Not to mention that he's getting the energy from renewable sources, and likely has a bigger house (which will obviously use more energy.) So instead, we all can sit back and do nothing and feel better about it because of misleading statistics. That's the real hypocrisy.
greenyoga greenyoga 9 years
Al Gore is NOT A HYPOCRITE. He is simply demonstrating that you do not have to sacrifice comfort to be stop global warming. We do not need to freeze (or sweat) in the dark. All we need is a level playing field for renewable energy resources. By investing in solar power and other green alternatives, Al is doing his job.
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Maybe it jumped 10 percent due to more extreme climate, caused by climate change! ;-) I'd like to see what the average energy consumption increase was this year, before I judge Al.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
Eww he's sleezy. I'm all for Leo DiCaprio not this loser.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
33 solar panels and it only provides 4% of his electricity??? We have half that many solar panels and it provides 99% of my electricity- with a home office full of servers! Yes his home is 3x larger than mine but there's something bad going on there.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
spaghetina spaghetina 9 years
Why doesn't anyone believe me? I'm super cereal. Manbearpig is real! EXCELSIOR!!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I'm glad he invented the internet. We couldn't go online and abuse him if he didn't ;)
LisaLisa212 LisaLisa212 9 years
Typical liberal hypocrite... Al Gore's platforms are a big pile of crap. P.S. Remember when Al Gore "invented the Internet"? :)
angitz angitz 9 years
Al Gore and his buddies are hypocrites. The nobel prize was degraded when it was given to him. He just picked a topic, found some "expert" scientists to elaborate on something that has been happening for millions of years on this planet, and made his millions. I give him props for being able to get that far. I don't get how people find it ok to change every aspect of our lives by going "green" while these people like Al Gore and Al Sharpton continue enjoying their jumbo jets and five mansions.
ald7077 ald7077 9 years
I apologize.. I didn't realize we were talking about his house in Belle Meade that he runs his office out of, as the article did not specify which house this was. I still hold that it's apples to oranges however when you're talking about running a business from a home. Not quite the same as a mom, dad, and two kids sitting around the dinner table.
ald7077 ald7077 9 years
His house is not a mansion by any stretch of the imagination - it is a farm house that is poorly insulated, just like all the other houses in the area that were built around that time. If you saw it driving down the street you wouldn't even look twice at it, let alone think that a mulli-millionaire lived there. He's doing what he can to make improvements in the house with the LED lighting & solar panels. Let's hold off on the judgment of him until you can actually compare a month of electricity with the improvements to the month of electricity without the improvements. Otherwise it's just apples to oranges.
Taadie Taadie 9 years
I always find it interesting to look at these studies but you must be careful of what they say because they dont always give it to you in context. Just saying one thing is more than another thing is not always a way to accurately compare statistics. I hope all his green retro-fitting works.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
MMM, No but i have Jelly-Babies.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I don't know that the $16,000 on updates to make it green are a problem, as much as the 10,000 sqft make it a problem. That is like having 4 average midwestern houses. That'sexcessive for someone who wants the average American to live simply.
girlgreen girlgreen 9 years
if you have to spend $16,000 to make your home eco-friendly, maybe your house is too big? it just seems like al gore is buying a green lifestyle, not truly living one. i am googling ed begley now..
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
uh oh
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Oh, sorry for the double post. I guess I am really gunning for points today.
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