Describe Policy: How would this policy work? Explain in detail including the key energy institutions that would be involved
The use of more renewables and less oil in America. And writing this to the governor of Washington or trump
You must write a short memo to a politician of your choice,
explaining why they should support a specific energy policy.
Subsidies for electric vehicles.
A carbon tax.
A feed-in tariff.
A tax credit for XXX technology.
R&D for XXX technology.
An RPS or NEM.
A ban on hydraulic fracturing.
In your memo you must cover the following topics: • Your argument: why should they support this policy? • Describe Policy: How would this policy work? Explain in detail, including the key energy institutions that would be involved. • Policy Examples: Is there an existing example of this policy that is worth following (or avoiding) — explain in detail. (Look ahead to policy cases in the syllabus to find examples of readings you can cite.) • Political Strategy: How specifically would you enact this policy? Through a bill in the legislature? Through a budget? Through a referendum? • Political Barriers: What are the political obstacles to enacting this policy? Consider key actors, including interest groups, the public, bureaucrats and other politicians.
Format: • 4 pages, double-spaced, excluding references. • You must format the memo at the top, addressing it to someone specific, putting your name and a title for your argument. • Sources: • You must cite academic literature. If you don’t know where to start, look at the syllabus. • Writing • Quite short! Key thing: you need to write concisely and precisely. • Look at the syllabus for writing guidelines
Having been ranked as the leading producer of natural gas in the world, the United States has finally made a milestone of energy independence. In 2013, the country produced more oil domestically than it imported from foreign sources something that had not happened in nearly the last two decades. With such enormous achievements……………………….
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