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02/26/2007 Archived Entry: "Al Gore's energy consumption hypocrisy"

AN OSCAR FOR HYPOCRISY? So asked Simon Jester as he sent along this story about Al Gore's home energy use. Of course it's no surprise that Gore, that famous liar and scion of a political family, lives a "do as I say, don't do as I do" lifestyle. But this is pretty funny, coming the day after his hot-air documentary won the Academy Award:

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.

Posted by Claire @ 09:34 PM CST

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