Free-Market Environment Policy

The NCPA provides common sense alternatives to the extreme positions that often dominate the public policy debate on the environment. With one of the largest collections of environment and energy experts and scientists in the world, the NCPA seeks to correct misinformation and promote sensible solutions to energy and environment problems.

The NCPA's Global Warming Primer explains the complex issue of global warming in easy-to-understand language, and an NCPA study highlights 10 "cool" environmental policies that we should adopt, regardless of whether global warming becomes a significant problem.

Green Issues


Our Ideas in Action

  • A Global Warming Primer, used by thousands of school children, adults and legislators, is an objective approach to global warming.
  • Turning on the Lights, a study on market-based electric power across the United States.


Our Ideas in Progress

  • Remove legal and regulatory barriers to domestic energy production
  • Promote an energy-neutral national energy policy based on sound science
  • Highlight how unsound regulations hinder environmental progress
  • Publicize the cost and benefits of national and international efforts to restrict climate change