Final price is as listed. Around $100k. TBone said he wanted 2 seater
roadster with good performance and good fuel economy. I believe my
recommendation is the best one so far. :-)
> Where do you get them repaired?
Repairs take place at their dealerships. California, Illinois and
Florida, IIRC. I'm guessing they are planning to open other dealerships
in other states. I thought I remembered TBone saying he is from NC.
Florida isn't so far ...
And you ... you have no excuse. :-)
Doing the best you can, environmentally speaking, is A-OK with me ...
not that you need my approval ...
I think I may change jobs soon. Which means I won't be able to ride the
light rail anymore. That being the case, a hybrid purchase might be
just around the corner. If I had an extra $100K, I'd have a Tesla, but
if I had that kind of extra money, I wouldn't be working. :-)
It comes from grid power usually, which can include renewable sources
like wind, hydro and solar if the homeowner chooses.
It can also come from renewable sources off the grid like solar panels
and wind turbines. That's where my electricity comes from ...
In responce to Mike Simmons 's post. I thought everyone should know:
i have to agree with mike here. for example, there is no way that Georgia
Power's Schere plant (a coal fired power plant) is any cleaner per horse
power (figure it in kwh if ya want) than some if not most of the vehicles
on the road. i would find it hard to believe if it was (i've seen the
smoke coming out of the stacks)
According to his publicist, while awaiting City and HOA approval for
adding solar panels and wind turbines to his property (which he has
now), Gore used grid power and purchased his power from a renewable
source NOT a coal fired plant.
For example, I am plugged up to the grid as well. My electric delivery
comes from TXU, however I purchase my electricity from Green Mountain
Energy (www.greenmountain.com), per my request (I am on the 100% wind
I do not know the name of the company that provides Gore's energy ...
nor is it important. What is important is that the energy he uses IS
All the rest of the nonsense on this matter is right wing spin.
Yes, after he was blasted for having a massive energy wasting home he
applied for cleaner alternatives. He has been advocating these things
for years, why did he wait until now? Bush's home was converted to
clean energy many years ago.
The only person talking about "carbon credits" is you.
You have yet to prove ANYTHING. I don't need to defend Gore. You've
got nothing, NADA, ZILCH evidence that proves that he is anything other
than what I have stated in this thread.
Put up or shut up, miles.
Yabbut, he doesn't "need" a mansion for just he and Tipper does he? No
matter how energy efficient the Gore manse is, I'm sure that he would be
much more energy frugal with a 1400 square foot ranch home that was well
built, wouldn't he? Or is the "so what" intended to indicate that Mr Gore
can own any house that he damned well pleases? If so, then why or why do
all the liberals tree huggers have their undies in a bunch about the folks
who choose to own an SUV? Explain the dichotomy if you please.
Hmmmm..... the Gore manse is located in TN which has a lot of TVA power both
hydro, nuke and coal fired.... are you sure that all the energy Mr Gore
consumes truly comes from renewable sources? Using that argument then,
those of us who are fortunate enough to live near utilities which derive
their power from renewable sources are thus able to be as prolifigate with
our energy use as we damned well please whilst those poor bastards who get
their juice from coal fired plants must then be frugal with every watt. Or,
do we as "children of the planet" as the left would have take responsibility
for our energy consumption regardless of it origin? Which way is it?.. I
always get confused about that part.
Ahhhh..... I see.... he couldn't just hop a "Hound" to spread awareness and
save all that energy, since he is amongst the cultural elite, he gets a pass
on energy consumption while he is spreading the message to us, the great
unwashed..... ummmmmm I don't think so...
At some point it needs to stop. I'll be watching
The Prius is the only vehicle in the Gore fleet? Are you sure?
Agreed. I live in a 1300 square foot home myself, run entirely from
wind and solar power.
That is correct.
I have no problem with owning an SUV. Hell, I own a 3/4 ton Dodge with
a Cummins. I drive it less than 1000 miles per year. I ride the light
rail about 20000 miles per year.
If I could not ride the light rail, my choice would be to own and drive
According to his publicist, yes his power comes from wind, hydro and
solar. Just recently, he got approval (from HOA and city) to add solar
panels and wind turbines to his property.
Don't be confused ... just do the best you can. If renewable power is
within your grasp, then it is your responsibility to use it, IMO. For
those that don't have the choice, there are alternatives. Solar panels,
wind turbines, etc. I realize these are pricey, but as long as it is a
priority, say over 24" rims on your H2, I have no complaint.
Well, I'm sorry that you don't see the benefit. Your loss I suppose. I
would prefer that he not fly but I can see the benefit as long as it
Supposedly all of his vehicles run by alternative means. Last thing I
read, he traded his and his wifes Caddy in for Prius'.
One thing is certain, for all his many faults, he is doing more than 90%
of the population about reversing the effects of global warming.
Regardless of your personal feelings about him, he is doing the "right
Thats true. Gore can have however big of a house he wants. But he
shouldn't then go around the country telling others they need to
It's ironic because the left bashes Bush saying he is against such
conservation. Yet Bush owns a highly efficient all solar home that also
purifies and recycles its grey water waste among other energy
And there's the right wing spin ... right there. He advocates CLEAN
energy. He ONLY advocates conservation when the energy used is NOT
If it's renewable and clean ... who gives a fuck how much you use?
Yes ... I read the right wing media too. You make a great parrot.
His home uses 20 times the national average for a family from the local
power company which is not clean unless you add some left wing spin into
the equation to make anything a liberal does acceptable.
Hmm...so Bush's house isn't solar powered and doesn't recycle it's own
waste water? Only the left would think that Gore's home is greener than
Your full of shit miles. According to his "people" he purchases his
power from renewable sources like the one I use. I believe them over
you. You lie REGULARLY right here in this very forum, especially when
it pertains to politics.
Little or NO pollution from the generation of the power.
I didn't comment about Bush. You did. You have his cock so far down
your throat, you can't quit defending him.
He *should* be using alternative energy. When you have that kind of
money, there is no excuse not to.
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