Al Gore’s Home Energy Use


Via Peter Glover’s new blog we are directed to this from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

Indeed he does.

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.

Perhaps not Gore directly, but his household apparently did.

Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

As far as I’m concerned Al Gore is entirely at liberty to use as much or as little power to heat, light and cool his home as he wishes, as long as he’s meeting the bills it’s completely up to him.

But that’s not quite the point, is it?


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