LA VERITABLE VERITE QUI DERANGE...
Je ne peux pas tout mettre car ce serait bien trop long, mais vous invite vivement à aller le consulter !!!
Voilà ce que le "The Guardian", journal britannique, vient de publier :
En plus d'un extrait ci-dessous, voici l'adresse du site :
An inconvenient truth: eco-warrior Al Gore's bloated gas and electricity bills :
· Household consumption 20 times national average
· Supporters claim smear campaign after Oscars win
Ed Pilkington in New York
Wednesday February 28, 2007
Al Gore knows a thing or two about the vicissitudes of public life. Six years ago he was virtually written off as a has-been vice-president after he won the popular vote only to lose the 2000 race for the White House. On Sunday night his rehabilitation was completed as he was crowned the moral mouthpiece of Hollywood, receiving an Oscar for his global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
In front of the cream of the movie industry and the world's cameras, he stood alongside fellow eco-warrior Leonardo DiCaprio and proclaimed the ceremony the first in the Academy Awards' history to be run on "environmentally intelligent" lines. "And you know what?" he told the adoring crowd. "It's not as hard as you might think. We have a long way to go but all of us can do something in our own lives to make a difference."
A little-known group based in his home state, the Tennessee Centre for Policy Research, had the idea of looking up Mr Gore's energy bills for his large home in the Belle Meade area of Nashville to see whether he practised what he preached.
The headline figures, released to the group under federal freedom of information rules, were striking. Last year the Gore household consumed 221,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity - more than 20 times the national annual average.
His household consumption of energy rose between 2005 and 2006, the bills showed, from 16,200 kWh a month to 18,400 kWh last year. In addition, he spent on average $1,080 (£550) a month on natural gas. Combined, his electricity and gas bills reached almost $30,000.
Cette illustration est la maison à Nashville, au Tennessee de Al Gore