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Old 06-18-2008, 01:57 AM   #1
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Energy Guzzled by Al Gore’s Home in Past Year Could Power 232 U.S. Homes for a Month
Gore’s personal electricity consumption up 10%, despite “energy-efficient” home renovations

http://tennesseepolicy.org/main/arti...article_id=764

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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That must be because he's not out there "clearing brush" by hand 200 days out of the year.

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I'll be right back, I'm gonna get some popcorn for this flame war...

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That must be because he's not out there "clearing brush" by hand 200 days out of the year.





House #1 A 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than ! the ave rage American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern "snow belt" area. It's in the South.



House #2 Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds ; geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer! The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.

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HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville , Tennessee ; it is the abode of the "environmentalist" Al Gore;

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas ; it is the residence the of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.

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Both those guys have absolutely no political power or will to make policy.

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Gore's house is indefensible. Some balance must come from somewhere on these threads though

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This is a tough one, eh Germey?
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Both those guys have absolutely no political power or will to make policy.
Personally, I can't wait till both are gone from screwing with the people.
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The 232 is a bit sensational, lets make it apples and apples. 19.3 average houses a would consume the same amount of power as his. Now this is just ONE house, you know he owns multiple properties. Rediculous.... Do you reallyt expect any less though?

I was reading an article the other day that European countries may require you to purchase a carbon credit per x qty of gas.

Mark my words, this will be the trend, energy costs go up and people start to consume less. We've built this large infrastructure for energy and it will start to be utilized less and less, which means profit margins will begin to shrink. Since utilities are garaunteed a profit the cost per kw/h to suffice this... Its already happening with the water utilities in some areas, Georgia for one.

This alarmist BS is only going to exasterbate the problem.

I plan on getting the F off the grid and selling surplus power back to the power company at a premium when prices do super inflate.

Thats Nuts.

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I plan on getting the F off the grid and selling surplus power back to the power company at a premium when prices do super inflate.
Yep, they get people to conserve and then charge them even more. Great logic. I'm with ya. I'm going to install a solar array once the prices come down and do the same.
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