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H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

Prior to joining The Heartland Institute in 2014, Burnett worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, ending his tenure there as senior fellow in charge of environmental policy. He has held various positions in professional and public policy organizations, including serving as a member of the Environment and Natural Resources Task Force in the Texas Comptroller’s e-Texas commission.

Burnett is a former board member and past president of the Dallas Woods and Water Conservation Club; a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; an academic advisor for Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow; an advisory board member to the Cornwall Alliance; and an advisor for the Energy, Natural Resources and Agricultural Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Burnett has an associate's degree in arts and sciences from Eastfield Community College (1984), a B.B.A. and a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Southern Methodist University (1986), and a M.A. (1991) and a Ph.D. (2001) in applied philosophy from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in environmental ethics.

Recent Articles and Publications

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September 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #299
September 21, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy's plan to prematurely close two coal power units at its Comanche Generating Station and replace them largely with renewable power sources at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion.
September 20, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem (R–Tucson) says Arizonan’s, especially the poor and those on fixed incomes, will be harmed if voters adopt a renewable energy initiative being pushed by a California Billionaire.
September 19, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
CPP, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change agenda, forced the premature closure of dozens of coal-fired power plants and deserved to be eliminated.
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November 17, 2015
By John Nothdurft, Matthew Glans, Joseph Bast, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Isaac Orr

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