We hear all day long about how noble Albert Gore is with his energy conservation and mission for clearing up global warming. Conversely, it is common knowledge onthe left that George Bush is the root cause for everything environmentally wrong with the country.
Well guess who owns this 4,000 square foot house:
“Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer,” Rob Sullivan wrote. “Systems such as the one in this ‘eco-friendly’ dwelling use about 25 percent of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.”
And then take a guess who owns this energy wasting home.
But according to the Tennessee think tank, while the average American household consumed 10,656 kilowatt-hours last year, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 – more than 20 times the national average.
Last August alone, according to Johnson’ group, Gore burned through 22,619 kilowatt-hours of electricity, more than twice the amount in one month that an average American family uses in an entire year. Gore’s average monthly electric bill, the think tank says, is $1,359.
The Tennessee group also points out natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
Folks, it is so typical of the way the world is these days. Those who walk the walk typically do it quietly, and those who are looking to exploit an issue and make it a cause celebre do so at the top of their voices, only to rarely swallow the bitter pill they expect others to swallow.
And if you did not know it, it was George W Bush who has the energy efficient home.