Actions and Words
â€œA manâ€™s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,â€ said Drew Johnson.
Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research goes on to say, Â â€œAl Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.â€
Why is Mr Johnson saying this? Wasn’t Al Gore supposed to update his home to be more “green” like George Bush’s home? (See Barb’s Blog, A Tale of Two Houses)
Well indeed Al Gore was SUPPOSED to do so, especially after it came out that he used 20 times the national average. (Also see Barb’s BlogÂ Al Gore: Practice What you Preach)
Well, according to Tennesee Policy Org:
After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Goreâ€™s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the homeâ€™s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the â€œgreenâ€ overhaul.
Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month â€“1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations â€“ at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.
In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.
â€œActions speak louder than words, and Goreâ€™s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,â€ Johnson said. â€œGore is exploiting the publicâ€™s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.â€
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a Nashville-based free market think tank and watchdog organization, obtained information about Goreâ€™s home energy use through a public records request to the Nashville Electric Service.