Tuesday, February 27, 2007

AL GORE'S really inconvenient truth: his home in Nashville consumes more energy in one month than the average American home does un one year, and has increased since his documentary was released:
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.

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

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.
UPDATE. Still more inconvenient is the truth that Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, is greener that Gore's mansion.

UPDATE II. Al Gore has responded, but I agree with Ed Morrisey and Dan Riehl that the argument is really, really lame.

Long time ago, rich Catholics could buy an indulgence from the Pope and eat meat during Lent, unlike regular people. This is exactly the same. Couldn't be better evidence that certain forms of environmentalism are quasi-religious.