NCPA Media: Environment
Jan 30, 2008
Geoengineering Deserves Serious Consideration, Says NCPA Report
Combating a warming world requires a portfolio of strategies, including exploring innovative new approaches to apply science and engineering, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). The report warns that focusing solely on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is too inflexible and politically unrealistic.
Jan 09, 2008
Coal Power Can Lower Costs, Increase Reliability, Says NCPA's Burnett
Noting the state's population and economic growth in relation to the state's available power and energy resources, NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett today told attendees at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's 6th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature that Texas needs more power capacity for both peak-time and normal operations. Speaking on a panel about the state's energy needs, Burnett said coal may provide the solution.
Nov 16, 2007
IPCC Gives Thanks for Climate Change, the Non-Story That Keeps on Giving, says NCPA Expert
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is meeting this week to negotiate another summary of its already released report on climate change. The summary will not offer any new science or evidence of human-caused climate change, but will offer the body's politicians and activists a fresh chance to keep the issue in the news, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
Nov 07, 2007
If Congress Had Taken Steps 10 Years Ago, We Wouldn't Be In This Dilemma
Crude oil futures surged today to a record high of $98.62 per barrel, propelled by a sharp drop in crude oil supplies-a problem that could have been averted had Congress started taking steps 10 years ago, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
Nov 01, 2007
Push for "Cap and Trade" Ignores Lessons Learned by Rest of the World
A global warming bill on the move in the U.S. Senate would needlessly slow economic growth and reduce the nation's ability to pursue other programs with bigger payoffs in terms of improved human health and welfare, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).