New reports on climate change high priest Al Gore label him an energy hod after media outlets found out how much power he uses for his mansion.
The National Center for Public Policy Research reported that Gore uses 34 times more energy than the average American household for his ritzy Tennessee home. The amount of energy he uses can power an average American house for 21 years.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released information that the former vice president consumed 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) at his Nashville residence, which includes his home, pool and driveway entry gate electricity meters. Compare that amount with the average 10,812 kWh that a typical family uses.
Last September alone he used so much energy, that could power 34 average American homes for a month. But, this is not something new. For decades, Gore has been saying that he is working to fix the over consumption, but it doesn’t seem to work out all that well.
He spent $250,000 on renovations to improve his energy footprint, but even after doing that he pays roughly $22,000 a month for his electric bill at his main Tennessee home. Gore explained that the large size of his house that accounts for the high bill, but Energy Vanguard, a company devoted to making homes more energy efficient, strongly disagrees.
NCPPR’s press release related these facts:
- The 10,070-square-foot 20-room mansion, pool and security gate on Gore’s 2.09-acre estate outside Nashville used 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity during the last 12 months. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the typical American household uses just 10,812 kWh a year.
- In September of 2016 alone, Gore’s estate guzzled 30,993 kWh of electricity – an amount more than 34 times the national monthly average.
- Al Gore’s average annual power consumption at his Nashville home was a staggering 21.3 times more than the average American. He also owns two other homes not included in this report.
- The former vice president burns through more electricity to heat his pool each year than the average U.S. home uses in six years.
- The 33 solar panels Gore installed on his home produce only 5.7 percent of the energy his home consumes annually.
- With an average consumption of 22.9 kWh per square foot over the past year, Gore’s home classifies as an “energy hog” under standards developed by Energy Vanguard — a company specializing in energy efficiency methods.
It’s shocking that he still flies across the globe telling the rest of us to give up modern conveniences and live in caves to “save the planet.” What a hypocrite!
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