Gore deserved “a gold statue for hypocrisy” for his own energy use.and goes on to paint a picture of a man who says one thing, but does another...
The group in a written statement sent out to area media claimed Nashville Electric Service records show the Gore home in Belle Meade uses “more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year.”
Of course, if most of the "research" from conservative non-think tanks were true I wouldn't have any material to blog... (e.g. - my post below).
Even a cursory check of the TCPR "facts" reveals a different picture:
"As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk (the) walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use," said Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, identified as a free-market think tank.
Gore's power bill shows, however, that the former vice president may be doing just that.
Gore purchased 108 blocks of "green power" for each of the past three months, according to a summary of the bills.
That's a total of $432 a month Gore paid extra for solar or other renewable energy sources.
So it would seem that while Al Gore is expending a lot of energy to promote his goals, he's also expending a lot of his own money to do it in a way that furthers those goals.
"They, of course, also do the carbon emissions offset," she said.
That means figuring out how much carbon is emitted from home power use, and vehicle and plane travel, then paying for projects that will offset that with use of renewable energy, such as solar power.
Gore helped found Generation Investment Management, through which he and others pay for offsets. The firm invests the money in solar, wind and other projects that reduce energy consumption around the globe, she said.
So much for thinking...