The office of the former vice president and former presidential candidate told Thinkprogress.org that he has signed up for 100 percent "green" power through Green Power Switch — a renewable energy program through the massive local electric distribution network, the Tennessee Valley Authority.In effect, Gore is asking us to review our earlier report mandating he tighten his shit up. Despite the admirable nature of carbon offsets, renewable energy, et al., the fact remains that Gore is setting a bad example and opening himself to charges of hypocrisy with such an extravagent house. Thus, the call on the field stands, and Mr. Gore needs to tighten it up a bit. I suggest he do so by trading in that mansion for a more ecologically sustainable domecile, such as one of these:
Gore's representatives said he also has installed solar panels and uses compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy-saving technology and he buys carbon offsets: a service that indirectly tries to reduce the total carbon emissions of individuals or organizations.
Peter DaSilva for The New York Times