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Al keeps the air-con turned up

Via http://www.globalwarminghysteria.com:

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.


I read somewhere that the average British user consumes 3,300 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. This is apparently 1/3 of the electricity used by Americans.

My hypothsesis is that the Brits are turning off the lights and drinking.

This explains so many things.

It was a shock for me when I moved to America in the 1980s after 25 years of bloody freezing winters and moderately freezing summers growing up in Scotland. Yanks like to live comfortably and it is full blast heating in winter and cooling in summer. I was used to just wearing more clothes in winter. Americans like to wear the same and just adjust the room temperature.

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