Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Carbon Footprint of Hypocrisy

After the bold courageous move of Al Gore backing Obama now after he doesn't need the endorsement, there is even more news of Gore and his continued hypocrisy in the world of carbon footprints.

We all heard the story last year of Al Gore using more energy at his lavish mansion in one month than most people use in a year. Then Gore's office told ThinkProgress (a far left website) that Gore was going to bring that usage down:

Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100 percent green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.

All that work. So, a year later we look at his energy consumption. Is is down? Is his carbon footprint lessened? It's up 10%.

The new report shows Gore actually increased his energy use despite all the supposed efforts to make that ol' carbon footprint equal "zero."
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.
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.

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. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Don't just two people live there???

Good grief.

via NewsBusters