I know the issue of Gore’s carbon emissions has already been a subject of discussion here on Grist, but this recent article in USA Today raised my eyebrows even more. Gore gets 20K a year from zinc mine concessions? From a company with a poor environmental record? His massive energy use isn’t from green power at all? Zero. The DNC hasn’t been willing to pay the extra 2 cents a kilowatt hour for green power?

Look, I’m a policy guy and I don’t think changes in personal lifestyles are the holy grail (in fact, I think they’re way overrated), but this left me shaking my head. Is it really just a rightwing talking point or is there something more to this?