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February 26, 2007

Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ about His Energy Consumption

In my last post (yesterday) I argued that Al Gore’s hypocrisy was destroying what little bit of his credibility remained. Well today I read a press release from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research about Gore’s home energy usage and it shocked me. Gore’s household used more than 20 times the national average in 2006! We’re talking about nearly $30,000 in electricity and natural gas bills last year for his Nashville-area household.

I find this extremely hypocritical of someone who calls on Americans to conserve energy and reduce their consumption. Ironically, according to this report, Gore’s energy consumption increased in the months following the release of his “documentary” An Inconvenient Truth.

By the way, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research is not part of Hillary Clinton’s “vast right-wing conspiracy” claim.  According to their own words, they are “an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media and public leaders with expert empirical research and timely free market policy solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee.” This organization is unlike any others I’ve seen in that they offer a “Guarantee of Quality Scholarship” that “guarantees that all original factual data are true and correct and that information attributed to other sources is accurately represented.”

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