I’ll state right up front here that I’m not even going to answer that question in regards to Gore’s high level of energy consumption. I’ll leave it for others to answer (as some have tried to do, in case you are wondering). Rather, I want to point out that as usual, pretty much everyone up in arms over this is asking the wrong question, and therefore coming up with meaningless answers and criticisms.
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).
And already, the wrong metric is used to judge this consumption, generating a meaningless comparison to the rest of the country and making the punchline of the article off the mark.