Good news: Gore’s home consumed 10% more electricity this year than last

posted at 7:38 pm on June 17, 2008 by Allahpundit

Baby steps.

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…

After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use [in February 2007], the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul.

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.

Here’s the February ’07 report, which claimed he averaged 16,200 kWh per month in 2005 and 18,400(!) kWh per month in 2006 — in which case, I’m not sure how his current average of 17,700+ represents a 10% increase. Did he have a precipitous drop-off in energy use between the end of 2006 and June 2007, before the new renovations? It’s important to be accurate in these things or else we’re left to wonder if he’s using enough juice to power a medium-sized town or just a small one.

Exit question: His carbon footprint’s bound to have increased too; anyone know where he can buy some extra offsets? Deceiver does!

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Had to run the AC year round to blow out the hot air coming from the mouth of the Goracle! (or maybe he was just recharging his electric car…Bwahhhhhhahhahaha)

PatriotPete on June 18, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Ya know, the cops tend to check out houses which have very high electric consumption, or a surge, and frequently find sophisticated marijuana farms.

Is Al Gore, III living in Dad’s basement?

eeyore on June 18, 2008 at 2:02 PM

Wow, the lights in the trophy case for his Oscar and Nobel prize sure do suck a lot of wattage…

Wyznowski on June 18, 2008 at 3:08 PM

Do you know that the saddest number in this statment is the fact that one year is compared to one month. Do the math.
Off the top of my head AL GORE does not use 232 times the energy of the american citizen. It is just 10 or 20 times .

TomLawler on July 20, 2008 at 4:33 PM