Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bigfoot Al's Energy Consumption Up 10% Over Last Year's at Nashville Home

Despite all the so-called energy saving measures at his Lynnwood Boulevard home around the corner from me in Nashville, the Gores used 10% more energy this year than last according to Tennessee Center for Policy Research.

And that's not even counting all the energy it took to bring in hundreds of trees last summer---many full grown with big balls---and equipment, often tying up traffic for hours in all directions using a cast of dozens, as well as adding geothermal, solar and more efficient lighting systems. No telling how much energy was consumed that will never show up on those electric and gas meters at their home.

Don't forget also Al and Tipper have numerous other homes and apartments scattered about the land---a farm in Carthage, Tennessee, a home in northern Virginia, an apartment in New York and maybe one in California. Knowing Al, he's probably got a houseboat in in Antarctica---just in case the creeks rise and all. Don't get me wrong, as far as I'm concerned, there's nothing wrong with having all the homes you want and can afford. It's just that Al's advocating a tighter and tighter energy belt for you and me.

It's the old adage of do as I say and not as I do. Reminds me a little of the Elliot Spitzer debacle---prosecuting prostitute rings while having his hand in the till.

This man named Al has a major carbone printe de foote.


Qzaki Fan said...

What if we all lived like Al and Tipper? Here's a shocking assessment of the number of nuclear reactors needed to achieve their lifestyle for everyone:

100,000 Chernobyl-type Nuclear Reactors Required to Sustain Gore Lifestyle [XLS]

hg said...

This is a claim by a right wing hate Al Gore group. The facts are the Gores' overall utility bills have gone down 40% since the green retrofit. Their natural gas bills have been cut by 90%.

web said...

well, hg, I'm delighted to revise this post if you'll give me the sources of you claim.....I'm waiting......

Bob said...


Obi's Sister said...

Yes, waiting still.

This is hilarious!