The following is a list of general questions for negative teams to ask affirmatives:Is the plan topical?Does the plan call for a substantial increase in incentives?Does the plan call for incentives as opposed to a mandate?Is the plan costly?Could the 50 states implement the plan?Does the plan conflict with any current state policies?Will the plan work?Does the plan decrease energy reliability?Would the plan cause political turmoil in the United States?Does the plan lead to an increase in alternative energy use?Is the plan cost-effective?Why is increasing alternative energy a better way to achieve energy independence than drilling for more oil in the United States?Who will be held accountable for implementing the affirmative plan?What are the economic benefits and consequences of your plan?Does your plan implement a new program or support an existing one?
Topicality:Is the proposal directly related to the resolution? / Does it offer a solution to the problem?Inherency:Does the plan already exist? Is there an inherentbarrier (structural or attitudinal) toimplementing the problem?Need:Is there truly a need for this plan?Workability / Solvency:Is the plan practical, workable, and solvable?(Dis)Advantages:What are the implications for adopting theproposal?