Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gore Powered

Sometimes the RSS feeds come in just the right order. First we learn that Al Gore has yet to reduce his 'on the grid' electricity use despite being shamed into making major energy amendments to his Belle Meade compound:

"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." From TCPR
And then comes the news that:
'Americans for Prosperity (AFP) will attempt to fly its 70-foot-tall hot air balloon over Al Gore’s Belle Meade mansion on Friday, June 20, from Nashville’s Warner Park. (snip) Prior to take-off, the event will feature a presentation from Phillips and other speakers about the policies being promoted in the name of “fighting” global warming and the economic impact of those policies on Tennessee. ' From the Tennessean via AC Kleinheider at the Nashville Post.
Drew Johnson of TCPR is exactly right:
'“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said.'
If HE WON'T walk the talk, why should I listen? When he increases his electricity use I don't believe he's really all that concerned about 'saving the planet'. Really, is this a residence or is he running his whole global Ponzi scheme out of this home?

1 comment:

Eric H said...

I wonder if the remodel eliminated all of the natural gas use (pool, domestic hot water, lanterns). If so, it wouldn't be surprising that the electric increased overall. No way they could have put that energy hog all on solar. It's still an obscene amount of energy use though- especially for an "environmentalist".