Al Gore has made a fortune off of climate alarmism, but like every other liberal out there he’s a raging hypocrite.
A report from the Daily Caller reveals that Gore’s energy consumption for just one of his three homes is enough to make the average American vomit thinking about the costs. In fact, he uses so much energy that it could power one of our homes for more than two decades.
Seriously, it’s really that bad.
The Caller reported that a new report from the National Center for Public Policy Research revealed that Gore used 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy at his Nashville residence last year, which includes the home, pool, and driveway gate electricity meters (yes, there’s three meters on the home). For comparison, the average home in the country uses about 10,812 kWh annually.
Oh, but it gets so much worse.
From the Caller:
Last September alone, Gore devoured 30,993 kWh of electricity. That’s enough to power 34 average American homes for a month. Over the last 12 months, Gore used more electricity just heating his outdoor swimming pool than six typical homes use in a year.
In 2007, the day after Gore won an Academy Award for “An Inconvenient Truth,” I revealed Gore’s hypocritically high electric bills. In some months, I discovered, his residence gobbled up to 20 times more electricity than the average American household.
When Gore’s inconvenient truth became public knowledge, he promised to change his ways and gave his property a green makeover. Gore added 33 solar panels at a princely price tag of approximately $60,000. He also upgraded the home’s windows and ductwork, replaced the insulation, put in a driveway rainwater collection system, and installed a geothermal heating system.
The Nobel laureate also heroically went to the trouble of replacing his incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones.
In total, the renovation are estimated to cost well over $250,000.
But the home’s green facelift wasn’t enough to offset Gore’s colossal energy consumption. You’re energy consumption may not be as high as Al Gore’s, but if you find that your energy bills are quite high, you could look into a site like Simply Switch, who can help you save money on your energy bills by switching providers and helping you find the best deals for your electric, gas and energy bills.
Despite spending more than a quarter-million dollars on making his home more environmentally friendly, his energy consumption is higher than ever.
Those 33 solar panels generate about 12,000 kWh of electricity a year – way more than enough energy to power a typical American household. Gore is such an enormous energy hog, however, that his gigantic rooftop solar array produces just 5.7 percent of the electricity he uses in his home, or enough to power his home for a measly 21 days a year.
Now, are you ready for the cost of using that much energy?
Not counting the $432 a month Gore spends on his Green Power Switch indulgences, the green extremist shells out about $22,000 a year to pay his electric bills.
Spending more than $1,800 a month on an energy bill would sink most Americans, but it’s pocket change to Gore. He has manipulated environmental concerns into a big business. When his term as vice president ended in 2001, Gore’s net worth was less than $2 million. Today, Gore is worth an estimated $300 million.
Oh yeah, and it’s not just the size of his elaborate home that causes the high energy use. No, the home is about as inefficient as homes can be, despite his numerous “green” upgrades to reduce energy consumption.
According to Energy Vanguard, a company devoted to making homes more energy efficient, a residence that uses less than 10 kWh of electricity per square foot each year is considered “efficient.” Homes that gulp down more than 20 kWh of electricity per square foot each year are labeled “energy hogs.” Gore’s house consumed 22.9 kWh per square foot in the past 12 months making him a huge energy hog by any measure.
So there you have it. It’s not that we didn’t already know that Al Gore is a raging hypocrite who’s full of sh-t, but now we have actual, scientific data proving as much, and we all know how much liberals love science, right?