Environment

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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To Save Water, Stop Subsidizing It

May 23, 2014 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Market—Not Policy—Will Dictate Coal’s Future

May 23, 2014 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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The Wall Street Journal
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Friday, May 23, 2014

What’s Next for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

May 22, 2014 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal Experts: Don’t Let Politicians Make Energy Policy

May 21, 2014 in Blog

Don’t Let Politicians Make Energy Policy

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May 21, 2014

TODD MYERS: What technologies are likely to have the biggest effect on reducing energy consumption?

The Experts: Don’t Let Politicians Make Energy Policy

May 21, 2014 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nationwide Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in Honeybee Health

May 16, 2014 in Blog

During the last week, there has been a great deal of attention to a study claiming pesticides are responsible for an increase in honeybee hive death. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), beekeepers and scientists have been working to find out what is to blame for the trend.

INSLEE ISSUES GLOBAL WARMING EXECUTIVE ORDER

May 2, 2014 in In the News
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Colorado Green Schools

May 1, 2014 in Publications

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According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Chipeda Elementary in Colorado’s Mesa Valley School District 51 is not simply a green school; it is in fact a green model for other schools.

Governor's Executive Order prioritizes political control over environmental effectiveness

April 29, 2014 in Blog

Three things stand out about the Executive Order Governor Inslee issued today.

First, the Executive Order contradicts itself.  Governor Inslee calls for an emphasis on the environmental effectiveness of various strategies, then he orders the expansion of two strategies the Governor’s own analysis shows are the least effective: solar panels and so-called “coal by wire.”