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Does Al Gore's House Use 20 Times More Electricity Than Average?


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The main claim in a chain e-mail was true when the original message began making the rounds in 2007. Since then, the Gores have made several changes to their home.

This e-mail has been circulating since 2007, the year former Vice President Al Gore's documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," won an Oscar. It was basically accurate then. Gore's Nashville mansion consumed a large amount of energy compared with the national average, and President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, had several environmentally friendly features. However, both the Gore and Bush residences have since changed.


An old e-mail claim, once true, is now out of date. Here's the truth.

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