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.


How We Misjudge Costs and Benefits With Energy Efficiency

September 29, 2014 in Publications

Imagine walking up to someone sitting in a Lexus and offering a $5-an-hour job flipping burgers. How many people do you think would accept? Probably none.

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

June 16, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was published by The Wall Street Journal on May 23, 2014. 

Whatever the EPA does about coal, there are several realities that will continue to dictate the future of coal in our energy mix.

To Save Water, Stop Subsidizing It

June 16, 2014 in Publications

What’s Next for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

June 16, 2014 in Publications

Don’t Let Politicians Make Energy Policy

June 16, 2014 in Publications

Colorado Green Schools

May 1, 2014 in Publications


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.

An Earth Day Agenda Conservatives Can Be Proud Of

April 21, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured on Crosscut.com on April 22, 2014. 

Earth Day provides clear evidence of how strange the environmental debate is these days.

Left-wing environmentalists, living in cities where concrete has largely replaced nature, will brag about their environmental successes while claiming the planet is doomed.

Governor’s Climate Report Estimates Low-Carbon Fuel Tax Could Add $1.17 Per Gallon to Gas Prices

March 5, 2014 in Publications

According to The Seattle Times, Governor Inslee is upset at a Republican claim that a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), government regulation to reduce the amount of carbon in transportation fuels, would function as a tax and increase the price of gas by more than a dollar a gallon. Recently, some lawmakers have expressed concern the Governor will try to bypass the legislature and impose an LCFS using an executive order.