Al Gore’s Belle Meade: A Tennessee energy pit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Belle Meade is the eighth-wealthiest neighborhood in America. And Gore consumes more energy than everyone else combined.

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WASHINGTON, August 7, 2017 – According to the National Center for Public Policy Research Al Gore resides in a 10,070-square-foot Colonial-style home built in 1915 in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Belle Meade is the eighth-wealthiest neighborhood in America.

The home, on a 2.09-acre lot and that Gore lives in alone following his divorce from wife Tipper, features 20 rooms, five bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and two half-baths cost $2.3 million.


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The center received very interesting results for the self-proclaimed, Pulitzer prize winning climate crusader after petitioning for Gore’s home electricity usage from the local utility company.

Gore’s home energy use averaged 19,241 kilowatt-hours (kWh) every month, compared to the U.S. household average of 901 kWh per month, which is more than the average American family uses in 21 years. Or in September of 2016, Gore’s home consumed 30,993 kWh in just one month, as much energy as a typical American family burns in 34 months.

Government energy studies show that the average American household uses 10,812 kilowatt-hours a year. From August 2016 through July 2017, Gore’s electricity bills were over $20,0000. Gore uses 66,159 kWh of electricity just heating his pool, enough energy to power six average U.S. households for a year.

The mansion does feature solar energy panels that set the former V.P. back some $60,000, however, those panels only produce a little over 1,000 kWh per month, which is about 5.7 percent of Gores total energy consumption.


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Some basic math shows that Gore’s annual pool heating bill is nearly seven times the annual electricity used by an entire American household.

Snopes.com, a liberal fact checking web site says,

The specific numbers involved were disputable (the TCPR claimed Gore’s home uses electricity at a rate more than “20 times the national average,” while the Associated Press reported that its own review of bills indicated that the Gores’ Nashville household used more than 12 times the average for a typical household in that area), but the basic gist of the claim — that the Gores’ Nashville residence consumed a larger proportion of energy than the average American home — was true.

So, how ever you look at Mr. Gore’s energy consumption, it is truly an inconvenient truth.

 

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