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Al Gore’s electricity bill reveals he consumes 3,400% more power than the average U.S. home

Just as most of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the planes flew into the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001, we can likely clearly remember the shock and horror we felt when watching Al Gore’s 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. That film – which went on to become the 10thhighest grossing documentary film ever in the U.S. – made true believers out of many. An entire generation of global warming alarmists was born. The world as we knew it was changed forever. Never mind that actual scientists slated the film’s many scientific inaccuracies. The conviction just radiated from Al Gore, convincing many that he truly believed every word. But, did he? He can certainly talk the talk, but has he been walking the walk for the past decade?

After the unexpected acclaim that followed the release of An Inconvenient Truth, a little inconvenient truth was pointed out to Gore himself: In 2007, his home was running through 20 times more electricity than the average American household. The Daily Callerreports that Gore immediately went full publicity stunt, promising to change his ways and spending a quarter of a million dollars on a “green facelift.” The procedure involved installing 33 solar panels, upgrading his home’s windows and ductwork, replacing insulation, and changing his old incandescent light bulbs to energy saving fluorescent models, among other changes.

That should surely have done the trick and cut his energy consumption dramatically, right?


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