NCPA Media: Environment

  • May 14, 2013

    Ethanol-blend gas – issues of mileage, engine wear discussed

    Gas prices are cheaper than this time last year, but drivers of vehicles that take E85 are paying a lot less. Still, not everyone is on board.

    One News Now: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett says that increasing ethanol from E10 to E15 will cause more damage to car engines and lead to more breakdowns.

  • Apr 22, 2013

    US Mine Approval Times a Growing Concern for Investors

    Rare Earth Investing News: An NCPA study suggests that states with rare earth resources could improve revenue and add approximately 3,600 well-paid jobs with mining development.

  • Apr 19, 2013

    Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) Should Walk the Plank  “[T]he threat of environmental extremism in a vast new area provides the biggest reason to reject the treaty. The Kyoto Treaty was rejected as national policy for good reason. LOST is  Kyoto with a court attached.”

  • Apr 03, 2013

    Too Strict Regulations Could Doom U.S. Rare Earths Mining

    Rare Earths Should Come from U.S. Not China: NCPA Study

    With economic and military demand likely to grow in the next few years, the United States must reform its mine permit process and safety regulations to get to the vast underground store of rare earths materials that could drive growth, add jobs and bring revenues to state budgets, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

  • Apr 01, 2013

    Montana Bill Would Define Hydro as Renewable Power Less reliable and more expensive energy sources have been pushed on consumers through government regulations, says NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.

  • Mar 25, 2013

    Electric Car Enthusiasts are Squaring Off with Ethanol Advocates

    Lawmakers Consider Changing the Renewable Fuels Standard

    Energy Biz: Federal subsidies and mandates are the main reason ethanol is still in the marketplace, says NCPA Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett.

  • Mar 04, 2013

    As U.S. scales back, ‘King Coal’ reigns as global powerhouse

    The Washington Times: The shale gas revolution should not lead to an over regulation of the coal industry due to the abundance and stable prices coal offers, says NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.

  • Feb 20, 2013

    Coal-fired Electricity Generation Down 10 Percent in Past Decade

    Natural Gas-Fired Generation Up 50 Percent: NCPA Study

    Natural gas is poised to replace coal as the most cost-effective fuel for electricity generation according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis.