According to a press release from the Nashville-based think tank, in the past year Mr. Gore's home, located in Nashville's upscale Belle Meade area, consumed 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in 2007, enough to power 232 average American households for a month. This consumption level is sufficient to expose all of the claims made in his 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, as a sham.
“Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.” said Drew Johnson, the TCPR's president.
This is the second time that the TCPR has completely disproved the hypothesis that the burning of fossil fuels is disrupting the earth's climate. In 2007, following Gore's Oscar award for his now-debunked film, the think tank noted that in 2006, Gore's house consumed nearly 221,000 kWh of electricity.
The TCPR claims that "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%".
Global warming alarmists may assert that the 213,210 kWh that the TCPR claimed Gore consumed in 2007 is actually 3.6 percent less than the 221,000 kWh consumed in 2006. Such calculations, however, would be based on computer models, which are notoriously untrustworthy.
Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider pointed out that in the past year the Gores have installed a geothermal heating and cooling system and 33 solar panels. They also participate in the Nashville Electric Service's Green Power Switch Program, which allows them to buy their electricity from renewable sources such as wind power, solar power, or waste-to-energy systems.
These efforts are useless, however, because, as Al Gore has established through his use of so much electricity, there's no such thing as global warming.