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Old 10 Apr 2007, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I heard on the radio, and I might have missed this in this forum, but regardless, the person on the radio said that Gore has been preaching about conserving energy and gas, and trying to help the planet, but he owns huge mansion with like 20 bedrooms and everything is pretty much powered by natural gas, and that it cost more in one month for him to power and heat his home than it takes an average american family to do for a whole year!

Wow.

So anyone else heard this?
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”
Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average

Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.

Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

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.

“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.
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Yes, he is a contradiction. Also, it is worth noting, that he travels in a private jet that consumes huge quatities of fossil fuel.

I belive that algore is trying to sell the world on buying greenhouse carbon credits, that he sells. Somebody please verify this for me...
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, he is a contradiction. Also, it is worth noting, that he travels in a private jet that consumes huge quatities of fossil fuel.

I belive that algore is trying to sell the world on buying greenhouse carbon credits, that he sells. Somebody please verify this for me...
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Sean Hannidy (sp) I believe had it on his show. He said something about Gore trying to make up for his wastefulness by buying these carbon credits. He then said the only problem is, he's part owner of the company that sells them. Hence, he's paying himself.
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Sean Hannidy (sp) I believe had it on his show. He said something about Gore trying to make up for his wastefulness by buying these carbon credits. He then said the only problem is, he's part owner of the company that sells them. Hence, he's paying himself.
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Gore's 'carbon offsets' paid to firm he owns
Critics say justification for energy-rich lifestyle serves as way for former VP to profit
Posted: March 2, 2007
4:13 p.m. Eastern

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Al Gore's Nashville mansion (PajamasMedia.com)
Al Gore defends his extraordinary personal energy usage by telling critics he maintains a "carbon neutral" lifestyle by buying "carbon offsets," but the company that receives his payments turns out to be partly owned and chaired by the former vice president himself.

Gore has built a "green money-making machine capable of eventually generating billions of dollars for investors, including himself, but he set it up so that the average Joe can't afford to play on Gore's terms," writes blogger Dan Riehl.

Gore has described the lifestyle he and his wife Tipper live as "carbon neutral," meaning he tries to offset any energy usage, including plane flights and car trips, by "purchasing verifiable reductions in CO2 elsewhere."

But it turns out he pays for his extra-large carbon footprint through Generation Investment Management, a London-based company with offices in Washington, D.C., for which he serves as chairman. The company was established to take financial advantage of new technologies and solutions related to combating "global warming," reports blogger Bill Hobbs.

Generation Investment Management's U.S. branch is headed by a former Gore staffer and fund-raiser, Peter S. Knight, who once was the target of probes by the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice.

Hobbs points out Gore stands to make a lot of money from his promotion of the alleged "global warming" threat, which is disputed by many mainstream scientists.

"In other words, he 'buys' his 'carbon offsets' from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself," Hobbs writes. "To be blunt, Gore doesn't buy 'carbon offsets' through Generation Investment Management he buys stocks."

As WND reported, Gore, whose film warning of a coming cataclysm due to man-made "global warming" won two Oscars, has a mansion in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville that consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, citing data from the Nashville Electric Service.

The think tanks says since the release of Gore's film, the former presidential candidate's energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kilowatt-hours per month in 2005, to 18,400 per month in 2006.
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So, algore generates mass hysteria, then sells everyone the solution to save themselves from certain doom

This might be the single greatest conman in the history of civilization.
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So, algore generates mass hysteria, then sells everyone the solution to save themselves from certain doom

This might be the single greatest conman in the history of civilization.
You may be right.

Gore: WE'RE ALL DOOMED! GLOBAL WARMING!!! DEATH!!!!! But alas, hope! Just buy my carbon offsets....................

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