The Climate Community Citizen of the Week Awards program is featuring a special contest!
Based on the success of December’s Citizen of the Week contest with the Anderson School of Management, this week we’ll travel to the University of Chicago, where students in the joint undergraduate/graduate course in Environmental Economics (page 11) will have the opportunity to respond to the question below. The best answer will be featured as a Citizen of the Week on Thursday March 11th in recognition of their thoughtful, academic approach to environmental issues. Students will be posting their thoughts in the comment field over the next week, so come back and follow their discussion!
And now to the contest:
Last year, the Group of 20 (G20) major economy nations committed
To phase out and rationalize over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.*
The U.S. is a member of the G20.
Agree or Disagree: The United States should end ALL fossil fuel subsidies.
There is no “correct” answer. The winning response, regardless of what side it takes, will have the best combination of:
- reasoned opinion
- nuanced answer beyond simply Agree or Disagree
- correct use of economic principles covered in class
- support from additional research outside of that provided in class lectures.
There is no minimum or maximum length, but quality is more likely to win than quantity.
Please respond in the comment section of this post by March 5th, and be sure to put your name.