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.
Brandon Houskeeper, Policy Analyst, August, 2009
The assertion that green jobs will lead us into a new era of economics is a common refrain in Washington. Success has already been proclaimed, bolstering efforts to adopt additional policies to support the creation of green jobs. One such claim is that the Washington has created more than 47,000 new green jobs since 2007. Unfortunately claims regarding new green jobs are misleading. This month's Environmental Watch shows that an examination of such claims reveals a sleight of hand, re-labeling regular everyday jobs in order to achieve naive goals and policies. The falsified record on green jobs will result in untold costs to the existing economy and the promotion of unproven policies.
A Past President of the American Association of State Climatologists, Keynote Speaker Dr. Patrick Michaels discussed the globalwarming science they don't want you to know and his new book Climate of Extremes. Patrick Michaels is a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, a contributing author and reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His writing has been published in major scientific journals, including Climate Research, Nature, and Science.
Seattle – Washington Policy Center, the state’s premier independent policy research organization, announced today that its 2009 Environmental Innovator Award will be awarded to Bruce Lippke, Professor of Forest Economics at the University of Washington.
Each year WPC’s Center for the Environment awards its Environmental Innovator Award to groups or individuals who have helped promote innovative and effective approaches to environmental sustainability.