Man is beginning to see that it cannot completely wreck the environment and get away with it. We are seeing more and more renewable energy programs blossom in the Western hemisphere, and it is only a matter of time before we go fully renewable energy. The US government would be wise to start early, get their foot in the door, and make us a leader in the energy game.
Yes, the federal government should provide subsidies earmarked for students who will attend renewable energy college degree programs. After the Paris Agreement from November 2015, the U.S. and countries around the world agreed to reduce carbon emissions. In order to meet this goal, the U.S. needs to invest in renewable energy. Encouraging students to complete degree programs in the subject can help, and financial subsidies would incentivize doing so.
The federal government should not subsidize renewable energy college degree programs for one simple reason - nowhere in the constitution is there a provision that allows, or even provides, for government subsidized Energy college degree programs, or any programs for that matter. If you want a degree, pay for it your self. Don't ask taxpayers to foot your bills for you.
No, the federal government should not subsidize renewable college degree programs. If the federal government is not willing to subsidize other college degree programs, they should not do so for renewable energy. In my opinion, one degree is not above the rest. I think we should ask ourselves what degrees are most needed in our society right now and how can we support them all? Not just one.