His Greeness, Al Gore

PatriotPost.US, 08-33 When we last confronted His Greenness, Al Gore, the Speaker of the Inconvenient Truth stood accused of paying $30,000 a year in gas and electric bills for his 20-room home and pool house. Indeed, the Master of the Carbon Footprint devoured more than 20 times the national average. Gore’s defense was that he works out of his home and every family has a different carbon footprint. Gore then took steps to make his manse more environmentally friendly. This resulted in a 10-percent increase in energy consumption. Not to worry—the Gores participate in the Nashville Electric Service’s Green Power Switch Program, which purportedly allows them to buy their electricity from renewable sources like wind power, solar power or methane gas from landfills, so any energy they burn won’t be earning them a bigger carbon footprint. However, this scheme may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Supposedly, Nashville Electric purchases all its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which says the “backbone of the system” is its 11 coal-burning plants—accounting for 60 percent of its power, with nuclear accounting for an additional 30 percent. That’s inconvenient