'Inconvenient' - Al Gore's Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

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Authored by Drew Johnson via The Daily Caller,

On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original.

Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths.

In just this past year, Gore burned through enough energy to power the typical American household for more than 21 years, according to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy Research.

The former vice president consumed 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) at his Nashville residence, which includes his home, pool and driveway entry gate electricity meters.

 

A typical family uses an average of 10,812 kWh of electricity per year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

It gets worse.

Last September alone, Gore devoured 30,993 kWh of electricity. That’s enough to power 34 average American homes for a month. Over the last 12 months, Gore used more electricity just heating his outdoor swimming pool than six typical homes use in a year.

The National Center for Public Policy Research obtained the environmentalist’s energy-usage information from individuals at the Nashville Electric Service, the utility that provides electricity to Gore’s home and much of Middle Tennessee.

In 2007, the day after Gore won an Academy Award for “An Inconvenient Truth,” I revealed Gore’s hypocritically high electric bills. In some months, I discovered, his residence gobbled up to 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

When Gore’s inconvenient truth became public knowledge, he promised to change his ways and gave his property a green makeover. Gore added 33 solar panels at a princely price tag of approximately $60,000. He also upgraded the home’s windows and ductwork, replaced the insulation, put in a driveway rainwater collection system, and installed a geothermal heating system.

The Nobel laureate also heroically went to the trouble of replacing his incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones.

In total, the renovations are estimated to cost well over $250,000.

But the home’s green facelift wasn’t enough to offset Gore’s colossal energy consumption.

Despite spending more than a quarter-million dollars on making his home more environmentally friendly, his energy consumption is higher than ever.

Those 33 solar panels generate about 12,000 kWh of electricity a year – way more than enough energy to power a typical American household. Gore is such an enormous energy hog, however, that his gigantic rooftop solar array produces just 5.7 percent of the electricity he uses in his home, or enough to power his home for a measly 21 days a year.

Gore also claims that his environmental sins are washed clean because he contributes to Green Power Switch, a scheme in which customers can donate extra money beyond the cost of their power bill to support green energy efforts. The money goes to the Tennessee Velley Authority (TVA), the source of NES’ electricity, to fund renewable energy projects.

Gore even told the “TODAY Show” that his home uses 100 percent renewable energy, but that is an outright lie.

Just because Gore donates to the Green Power Switch program doesn’t mean he receives green energy at his home. Gore gets the same electricity every other Nashville resident receives – 87 percent of which comes from nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants. About 10 percent of Gore’s electricity comes from the TVA’s environmentally devastating dams. Only a puny 3 percent comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind.

Not counting the $432 a month Gore spends on his Green Power Switch indulgences, the green extremist shells out about $22,000 a year to pay his electric bills.

Spending more than $1,800 a month on an energy bill would sink most Americans, but it’s pocket change to Gore. He has manipulated environmental concerns into a big business. When his term as vice president ended in 2001, Gore’s net worth was less than $2 million. Today, Gore is worth an estimated $300 million.

Gore apologists argue that his large home is the reason for his massive energy consumption. That’s not true, either.

According to Energy Vanguard, a company devoted to making homes more energy efficient, a residence that uses less than 10 kWh of electricity per square foot each year is considered “efficient.”  Homes that gulp down more than 20 kWh of electricity per square foot each year are labeled “energy hogs.” Gore’s house consumed 22.9 kWh per square foot in the past 12 months making him a huge energy hog by any measure.

Astonishingly, Gore also owns at least two other homes – a penthouse in San Francisco and a farmhouse in Carthage, Tennessee – so his carbon footprint is even larger than it appears.

The former veep has become a prophet of environmentalism, a religion he helped create. But he is a false prophet. He appears to exploit his followers for recognition and money, and it’s unclear whether he actually believes a word he says.

Al Gore is happy to talk the talk, but has proven completely unwilling to walk the walk when it comes to living a green lifestyle – and that should make every person question the messenger as well as the message.

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Christianman's picture

Pedo pizza parties require a lot of electricity I guess

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

I see the Russian Tyler is still funded by right wing oligarch bull shit. Stupid ass holes. Why no stories about Koch Industries? Fuck you Tyler.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

Every down vote is a good vote. Keep it up Trumptards! Love you.

peddling-fiction's picture

Add his private jet emissions, and he will be among the top 33 CO2 emitters.

Dormouse's picture

It should read: Crazed Sex Poodle Al Gore

GUS100CORRINA's picture

'Inconvenient' - Al Gore's Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

My response: This guy is a liar and a cheat. I don't know about everyone else, but I have about had it with the PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL lying, deceit and outright theft.

Manthong's picture

 

It takes giga-joules to keep his enlarged chakra heated.

 

peddling-fiction's picture

Is chakra a new code word for prostate?

Manthong's picture

 

..maybe…. seeing as you cannot tell his rectum from his mouth.

Never One Roach's picture

But he and Howard Dean have come out to bash Trump and stump for Hitlery? They both also praised Obama's wonderful 8 years in orifice.

 

It's un-pc to criticize a left winger like Al.

peddling-fiction's picture

Since chakra has nothing to do with either the rectum nor the mouth, maybe you are talking nonsense.

Or do you want to tangle?

 

esum's picture

Did he settle out of court with the happy ending woman he tried to rape

Oh regional Indian's picture

The funniest thing I found out was that Gore's energy fund, what ever it's called is run by Jack Blood which makes his fund all about Blood and Gore.

Which tells me a lot about this lipstuck pig.

Oh, and I watched his launch of The Incontinent Truth at the SF Green Festival back when. And I must admit I was suckered right in. 

It's good to be awake....

Doom Porn Star's picture

Ok, have one from me, oh Simple one.

Better now?

 

( snif )

Blankenstein's picture

Ignore the ShariaBlue trolls.  They get paid by the response.  

BeanusCountus's picture

Then you should be happy. More coming. You don't get it. Hippocracy is the reason Dems lost the election. Period. You might want to think about that.

Eyes Opened's picture

Al needs a cupla taps on the noggin with a "Hockey Stick tm "....... 

Muddy1's picture

Probably because Koch Industries is not flying around in high carbon footprint private jets telling everyone elsehow they need to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

A G is one hypocritical SOB.

hitex's picture

says the Soros funded Orange Revolutionist

True Blue's picture

Y'do know that the Koch Bros. supported Her and cut off any long time recipient of their largess who dared to support Trump -right?

https://off-guardian.org/2016/07/22/koch-brothers-now-supporting-hillary...

http://www.truthrevolt.org/sites/default/files/images/Screen%20Shot%2020...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-23/koch-brothers-now-supporting-of...

Competing in the Special Olympics this year, are ya?

WorkingFool's picture

So you have no rebuttal of the facts or reasoning presented in the story and your indoctrination dictates you launch a personal attack. What no bike locks, bricks or matches available?

williambanzai7's picture

Al Gore is a bloviating gas bag

IridiumRebel's picture

Fuck you, you fat fuck limousine liberal.

totenkopf88's picture

Al Gore- An Inconvenient Asshole

MuffDiver69's picture

Come on with the picture..I want the fat bloated motherfucker Tipper dumped..

NoDebt's picture

Ah, so you want to see the "Val Kilmer" version of Al Gore.  

Mmmmm.... yeah me too.  That fucker has been consuming as many BTUs as his house.

 

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

Everybody's a fucking FAKE! You aint figured that out yet?

rejected's picture

Hey, basically just buy a bunch of solar panels, throw them out in the back yard with a wire to the house. No problem. Clean and efficient!

Exactly what a devout environmentalist told me. Oh,,, and he had a EE degree from a 'respected' university.

RichardParker's picture

How much did Al Gore get in subsidies/tax breaks to install those solar panels?

 

 

awakeRewe's picture

Hipocracy should be a crime.

Dormouse's picture

If it were, who could you get to litigate the cases?

barysenter's picture

fraud with material damages is.

jimmy c korn's picture

Yeah like the hypocritical US Government. Tell us to go Green! They outlaw light bulbs(etc etc), but have no problem with the US Postal Service delivering millions of dollars of junk mail everyday which are tossed in the trash. 

Where does some of this junk mail come from? From Bank wanting you to get their credit cards, Insurance companies, Cable companies wanting your business. Never ending junk mail from these places. But as soon as you're a customer, they beg you to GO GREEN, take E-bills to save the environment.

LOL!

1936ryer's picture

This guy was always a fraud -- I don't believe anything this globalist establishment spoiled asshole ever had to say.

Spitball's picture

Do as I say, not as I do

Cruel Joke's picture

Al "walk the walk" Gore is a blatant hypocrite.

-- The urge to save the planet is always a false front for the urge to rule --

1936ryer's picture

This guy was always a fucking fake -- rich kid who got into Harvard because his family is loaded, what was this guys job ever anyway.  What a lying dick.

Doom Porn Star's picture

Seems a bit underpowered today..

Who is sucking up all the juice?

hoytmonger's picture

He's probably mining bitcoin.

dark pools of soros's picture

he invented that too... he's Satoshi don't you know

shankster's picture

Gore-Zuck 2020?

shankster's picture

Hitler wanted to save the planet too.

ILIKEMITTENS's picture

Too bad he didnt. Now were fucked.