Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Milking the taxpayer, one carbon credit at a time

As usual, Al Gore doesn't practice what he preaches, and why would he bother when someone else will pay the consequences while he reaps the benefits of the fear mongering. I have reason to believe that this man attended the Fenris Badwulf School of Telemarketing Excellence.

Via the Tennessee Center for Policy Research:
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.

“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”

In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.

In February 2007, An Inconvenient Truth, a film based on a climate change speech developed by Gore, won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research uncovered that Gore’s Nashville home guzzled 20 times more electricity than the average American household.

[..] Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533.
ht: Drudge

cp: The Broom

1 Comment:

Honey Pot said...

When you think about how many dumb people there out there who worship this green icon, and who are willing to give up their jobs for him, it makes you laugh.

That was quite the to-doo down at city hall last night, with council wanting to ban drive-thrus. They had to cancel the meeting, when the unwashed masses showed up with pitch forks, finally figuring out green means no job for you.

With London being a non-economic growth type of town, the common man must have figured out, once jobs leave, they never come back.

It will be interesting to watch the glowtards on council try and soothe the London masses, telling them their sacrafice of giving up their jobs for the green movement will enhance their lifestyles.