What's this ? Al Gore uses 30,000 dollars worth of gas and electricity at one of his three houses. Well yes , but at this house for four months he purchased "green power" at an extra charge of 400 hundred dollars a month.The extra 400 is used to help subsidize renewable energy research and sources. The message is, if you have enough money, you don't have to sacrifice any use of energy. Thats quite an egalitarian message: on a par with Marie Antoinette"s "let them eat cake".