An Inconvenient Watt

Group: Gore a Hypocrite Over Power Bill

So, the way I see it regardless of whatever the fuck agenda you may have, you do not get to pull shit like this and get away with it. First-off, saying that you buy from clean energy sources to balance 100% of your energy cost is bullshit. The production of the [generator/wind turbine/solar array/etc] facility cost energy in terms of transportation, manufacturing and other hidden/subsurface costs. Also, it just sounds like a bunch of C-Y-A strawman logic. I don’t buy it.

I drive a somewhat economic vehicle (27 mpg). I pay attention to turn off lights when I leave the room. I’ve adjusted my thermostat. I buy part of my electricity from clean/renewable sources (at a premium).

I also believe in the heretofore unnamed “Long Earth” philosophy. Much like buying blue chip stocks “long”, the Earth is going to be around a long, long, LONG time. And no matter how much up-fucking we humans get around to, we’re not doing the Earth any damage.

You also shouldn’t shit in your own foxhole.

But, just for the record, there is no honor, class, or conscience in making a movie about the tough struggles young pups must make before maturing, and then spend Saturday night out seal clubbing. I’m not saying that global warming isn’t real. I’m saying Gore is a douchebag.

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4 Responses to An Inconvenient Watt

  1. rich says:

    I don’t fully understand your point on the 100% clean part.

    I have subscribed to Austin Energy’s Green Choice program for 6 years and they claim to get 100% of the energy from wind.

    Are you saying it isn’t really 100% because non-wind sources went in to building it? If so, I

  2. Daniel says:

    You what? Spit it out greeny-weenie!

    To answer your question, I’m saying that claiming that 100% of your energy consumption came from green sources is a red-herring for the fact that he fucking used 191KWH of energy. SWEET JEBUS!

  3. John says:

    Don’t forget that you carpool and telecommute to conserve gasoline, too.

    As comfortable as air conditioning is, it’s a giant boondoggle that’s unsustainable for the energy it uses. It has been around as long as we’ve been alive, but that doesn’t make it a necessity though our houses are not longer designed to be comfortable without it.

    I’m sure cooling Gore’s old mansion uses a lot of energy that could be conserved.

  4. rich says:

    I just read an article that contained this same opinion on Gore:

    Al Gore, for example, flies about in expensive personal jet planes, maintains multiple homes that use 10 times as much energy as those of ordinary people, and rides in gas-guzzling limousines. He obviously does not consider himself to be in the group who must submit to energy rationing.

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