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H. Sterling Burnett, PhD Biography

Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“However, abundant supplies of renewable resources do not guarantee abundant supplies of affordable energy. Even with sizable subsidies, renewable energy is generally more expensive than energy produced from nonrenewable sources. We rely on oil, natural gas, coal and even nuclear power today because they provide us with more efficient and affordable energy than renewable alternatives. And they are likely to do so for many years to come.”

“Blowing in the Wind: But is Renewable Energy Affordable Energy?,” Texas Public Policy Institute, Apr. 20, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis, 1996-present
  • Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation, 2005-present
  • Contributing Editor, Environment & Climate News, 2005-present
  • Academic Advisor, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, 2005-present
  • Member, Environment and Natural Resources Task Force, Texas Comptroller’s e-Texas Commission, 2000
  • Former Environmental Research Associate, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1990
  • Former Member, Board of Director, Dallas Woods and Water Conservation Club
  • Former Advisor, Natural Resources Task Force, American Legislative Exchange Council
  • PhD, Applied Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 2001
  • MA, Applied Philosphy, Bowling Green State University, 1992
  • BA, Cultural Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 1986
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Quoted in:
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