Friday, September 21, 2007

Just plain Gorey!

Guess who lives here?

  • It's located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville.
  • It's a 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas.
  • Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a seperate guest house all heated by gas.
  • It consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES)
  • The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, this fella devoured nearly 221,000 kWh - more than 20 times the national average.
  • His average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
  • Since the release of his movie, his energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
  • Natural gas bills (isn't that a fossil fuel) for his mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
  • In 2006, he paid in total nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate (not exactly a northern or midwestern "snowbelt state ... for pete's sake its in the South)

What can I say ... it's an Inconvenient Truth for Al and the Tipper!

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