An Inconvenient Bill

Al Gore has his Oscar, his fawning followers are thrilled to the very core. But Al has one other thing.

A $30,000 energy bill for his home in Tennessee.

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, 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.

That would be rather inconvenient. If his sycophants weren't so star-struck with a not very nice looking gold-plated statue. (I told you I wasn't an Oscar fan.)

UPDATE: Ohers:  Stop The ACLU, Redstate, NewsBusters.org, Libertas, Wizbang, Scared MonkeysJules Crittenden, Don Surber, PoliPundit, Outside The Beltway,

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22 Responses to An Inconvenient Bill

  1. James says:

    Oh, goodness Blue Crab, Stop playing dumb. George Lucas’ ranch consumes far more than Gore’s house. And you should see the electric bill for Microsoft’s Bill Gates’ mansion. Am sure that little house uses far more than 20 times the poor old average of electricity the average user uses. And who gives a damn about averages anyway.

    You have fallen into a trap. Be wiser.

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  3. Gaius says:

    But Lucas isn’t presenting himself as savior of the earth, is he? And Gates – so far – is more interested in other causes and also isn’t lecturing.

    Goodness, you’ve fallen into a trap. Do try not to condescend.

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  7. I remember reading somewhere that Evil Bill actually built his palace with a nod toward energy efficiency.

    The Goracle? Seems, not so much.

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  11. stonetools says:

    If the science in Al Gores movie is right, then it wouldnt matter if it came out tomorrow that Al Gore watches snuff porn, molests small boys, practises cannabalism, smokes crack, and shops for groceries by private jet. Scientific truth remains truth no matter who proclaims it.
    As for Al Gores home use, well if he and his wife are running an organization out of that home, then its not an average house is it?
    I’m sure that a car factory burns a lot more fuel than the the average home, but since it generates ecomonic activity and employs people, the tradeoff makes sense.
    Bottom line, AL Gores point is not :
    +Use as little energy as humanly possible

    rather it is:
    +Do as much as you can to reduce your carbon footprint

    Intelligent folk understand the distinction.Right wing hacks, not so much.

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  13. Kris Bravo says:

    But Al is still carbon nuetral because of the results of peddling environmentalism. He probably has 220Kwh of karma to burn per year.

    Having said that, it’s pretty funny! Let’s hope he has a few poor people attached to the account to justify the bill!

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  15. HugeCarbonFootprint says:

    Stonetools: I didn’t see the Oscars, so I’ll have to rely on other reporting. But John Hinderaker (of Powerline) notes in this post –http://newsbloggers.aol.com/2007/02/26/get-out-a-cross-and-a-clove-of-garlic — that the insipid messages scrolling behind Melissa Etheridge as she performed her silly Oscar-winning song included:

    “Reduce your carbon emissions to zero.”

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  17. err, STONETOOLS? “Scientific truth remains truth no matter who proclaims it.

    Yeah, PRAISE JEEEBUS!

    Please, StoneStupid, show me anything remotely resembling a bulletproof computer model that, if you ask the script to throw this shtick in reverse–go back a mere 400 years to a randomly selected date, then tell me what the mean air temperature was at high noon in Philly that day–.

    Doesn’t require much–same stuff that tells us we’re screwed.

    Hell, I’ll give you $500 if you, Sir, can tell me what time it is.

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  19. cfaller96 says:

    Hey, does anyone know what Al Gore’s carbon footprint is for his home in TN? Does anyone think that matters?

  20. Gaius says:

    His carbon footprint is a fraud. The fact is he’s using extremely large amounts of energy that dwarfs the amount regular folks use.

  21. cfaller96 says:

    Gaius said:
    His carbon footprint is a fraud

    Huh? How? Gaius, are you saying that a person’s carbon footprint matters less than the electricity he/she uses in the home?

    Wow.

  22. Gaius says:

    You really don’t have a clue how the power grid works, do you?

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