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WPC's Center for the Environment brings balance to the environmental debate by promoting the idea that human progress and prosperity work in a free economy to protect the environment.

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The Phony Math and Ironic Economics to Justify Electric Car Tax Breaks

April 30, 2015 in Blog

Math errors. Exaggerations. Phony metrics. Trickle-down economics. The recent e-mail from JJ McCoy of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association to the legislature has it all.

Electric car advocates in Washington state are again asking for a sales tax break on top of the existing federal tax credit they receive of $7,500. Their sales tax break costs the state about $10 million a year. To put that in context, that is about one-quarter of the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s annual funding.

How Free-Market Environmental Solutions Are Helping Nicaragua's Sea Turtles

April 23, 2015 in Blog

Today's guest post is from Wendy Purnell. Currently, she is the Director of Outreach at PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana. For six years, she worked with Paso Pacífico, learning everything she knows about sea turtles from their dedicated rangers.

Earth Day highlights dreadful record of environmental predictions and policies

April 21, 2015 in Blog

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and activists, politicians and the media will push for policies they say will reduce our environmental impact. Often, it is simply assumed these policies will work and the only question is whether we have the "will" to adopt them.

Actually, the environmental left has a terrible record when it comes to environmental predictions and effectiveness. Repeatedly, their policies fail or even increase environmental damage to our planet.  Their policy announcements are applauded, but their policy failures are rarely highlighted.

Hour 2, David Boze Morning Show, 4-14-15

April 16, 2015 in In the News
My Northwest
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My Northwest
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Folly of Connecting Air Quality to Climate Policy

April 15, 2015 in Blog

Today's guest blog is from Dr. Kay Jones. Dr. Jones is a retired U.S. Public Health Service officer.  He served as the senior advisor for air quality at the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) under the Ford and Carter administrations. He was responsible for initiating the national program to investigate the effects of acid rain.

Let the Market, Not Politicians, Set Energy Prices

April 13, 2015 in In the News
Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

What the Energy Sector Can Learn From Uber

March 31, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Wall Street Journal on March 31, 2015.

Download a PDF of this opinion/editorial here. 

For most Americans, the type and price of energy they must buy is dictated by their local utility.

What the Energy Sector Can Learn From Uber

March 31, 2015 in In the News
Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal
Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015