Even with solar panels, Al Gore’s home still using 21 times national average in electricity

Despite installing solar panels after past reporting on high electricity use at his home in the fashionable Nashville suburb of Belle Meade, former Vice President Al Gore Jr. still is using 21 times as much electricity as the average American as he champions energy conservation and voices concern over climate change, according to the National Center for Public Policy Research.


In powering his home, Gore still greatly outpaces most Americans in energy consumption. The findings were shocking:

  • The past year, Gore’s home energy use averaged 19,241 kilowatt hours (kWh) every month, compared to the U.S. household average of 901 kWh per month.
  • Gore guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years.
  • In September of 2016, Gore’s home consumed 30,993 kWh in just one month – as much energy as a typical American family burns in 34 months.
  • During the last 12 months, Gore devoured 66,159 kWh of electricity just heating his pool. That is enough energy to power six average U.S. households for a year.
  • From August 2016 through July 2017, Gore spent almost $22,000 on electricity bills.
  • Gore paid an estimated $60,000 to install 33 solar panels. Those solar panels produce an average of 1,092 kWh per month, only 5.7% of Gore’s typical monthly energy consumption.

No matter how the numbers are viewed, Al Gore uses vastly more electricity at his home than the average American – a particularly inconvenient truth given his hypocritical calls for all Americans to reduce their home energy use.

Note: According to its website: The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century. Listed as a “senior fellow” with the organization is Drew Johnson,  who “founded and served as president of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free market think tank based in Nashville.”

5 Responses to Even with solar panels, Al Gore’s home still using 21 times national average in electricity

  • Len says:

    “Guzzled?” “Devoured?” Clearly a non-partisan objective analysis…
    Well, how can this be explained?
    1) Its a big house. Let’s compare his electric use to his neighbors.
    2) He’s a former VP of the United States. One would imagine there are Secret Service-mandated security measures in place that consume electricity?
    Still, dude could probably turn off a light or two…

  • Darryl Coleman says:

    al gore Doesn’t think his rear end doesn’t stink>>> We have solar and with company my electric bill was $37.68 last month!

  • Diana Page says:

    Why is a Tennessean attacking Al Gore?

    If Al Gore’s large and old house can be made to be made more energy efficient, I would be highly surprised if he has not already done so to the utmost, given the microscopic examination of his lifestyle by carbon proponents/profiteers.

    Why is this in the news now?

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    Of all of the recent important issues on this site, the most talked about issue is this. No wonder this nation and state are in trouble.

  • Brenda says:

    Oh brother! The electricity that is not covered by Gore’s solar panels he purchases from a utility company that only uses renewables like solar and wind! Gore also purchases carbon credits every year to offset his WHOLE carbon footprint including all his traveling. So he is carbon neutral! What a pathetic attack. The author must hate the planet and want America to continue using fossil fuels and stay behind the rest of the developed world….SMH.

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