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Subject:  Re: OT: Gore do as I say, not as I do Date:  2/27/2007  10:29 PM
Author:  emtwo Number:  2952 of 60201

Meanwhile, Gore has an energy hog 20 room, repeat 20 room, home. That isn't too green. While Bush has a very energy efficient home. Both are 100+ years old, so that 'excuse' won't work for Gore.

Jeezus Christ...is it that hard to do your homework before putting your foot in your mouth?

"As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk (the) walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use," said Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, identified as a free-market think tank.

Gore's power bill shows, however, that the former vice president may be doing just that.

Gore purchased 108 blocks of "green power" for each of the past three months, according to a summary of the bills.

The green power Gore purchased in those three months is equivalent to recycling 2.48 million aluminum cans or 286,092 pounds of newspaper, according to comparison figures on NES' Web site.

"Every family has a different carbon footprint," said Kalee Krider, a spokeswoman for Gore. The Gores' 10,000-square-foot house on Lynnwood Boulevard has a large one.

The Green Power Switch program isn't all that Gore and his wife, Tipper, are doing, Krider said.

They use compact fluorescent light bulbs and are in the midst of a renovation project that includes having solar panels installed on their home to reduce fossil fuel consumption, she said.

Their car? A Lexis hybrid SUV.

"They, of course, also do the carbon emissions offset," she said.

That means figuring out how much carbon is emitted from home power use, and vehicle and plane travel, then paying for projects that will offset that with use of renewable energy, such as solar power.

Gore helped found Generation Investment Management, through which he and others pay for offsets. The firm invests the money in solar, wind and other projects that reduce energy consumption around the globe, she said.


http://www.thetennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070227/NEWS01/702270382

So...other than flapping your lip, what do YOU do to help the environment?

What have YOU done lately?

Inquiring minds and all...

regards,

Michael
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