Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Environmental hypocrisy

Differences between Bush’s Crawford Ranch and Al Gore’s Nashville home:

Bush’s one-story, eight-room, 4,000-square-foot ground-level house has 25,000 gallons of rainwater storage, gray water collection from sinks and showers for irrigation, passive solar, geothermal heating and cooling.

Gore’s 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours. In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.