Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Gore fights back

Following reports that his high domestic electricity bill makes him a hypocrite, The Tennessean reports that his bill is so high because he pays a premium for green power:

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

That's a total of $432 a month Gore paid extra for solar or other renewable energy sources.
Gore buys his power from the Nashville Electricity Service (NES), whose website explains the benefits of switching to green power:
Two blocks of green power each month for a year = 480 lbs. of recycled aluminum (15,322 cans!) or 1,766 lbs of newspaper
In what way are these things equivalent? It's still only February, but we might have a winner for the Bogus Statistic of the Year.

And if you stood them all end to end, would 15,322 cans reach to the moon and back?

Via Open Market.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Each of the past three months?"

He's had that house for years, and he's been peddling environmentalism since the 1980s.

Besides, the numbers we're seeing aren't from the past three months. They're from previous years.

This is a pathetically bad piece of spin. Think any journalists will point that out? Heh.