SDI 2008 __/__ STPSupplement
CTL SPECIFIC T AE
FOSSIL FUELS 1NC
Alternative energy is all energy that is derived from anyother source but fossil fuels. US Dept. of Interior 2008 –(
Fuel sources that are other than those derived from fossil fuels. Typically used interchangeably for renewable energy. Examples include:wind, solar, biomass, wave and tidal energy.
The affirmative mandates the use of coal, a fossil fuel, as thesource for their energy.
1.) Limits – Our interpretation provides the best limits, allowing forequal ground for aff and neg and allows for more on and off case argsthat are specific rather than generic. This increases education.2.) Predictability – Our interpretation forces the affirmative team todebate about incentives for alternative energy sources, which makestheir cases more predictable, this is key to fairness.3.) Bright Line – Our interpretation makes clear what is and isn’ttopical.4.) Context – Our interpretation comes from the federal governmentand captures the heart of the topic.5.) Competing Interpretations – Our interpretation is even slightly moretrue to the resolution you must vote neg. This is key to clearly definingthe resolution.6.) Bi-Directionality – The aff should only be able to increase one waytowards alternative fuels and not fossil fuels. This is key to ensuringpredictable negative ground.7.) Breadth vs. Depth – Only our definition allows for an in-depthargument on core topic issues. One learns more reading a book thanstanding in front of a shelf in a library. Depth is uniquely key toeducation.D. Topicality is a voting issue1.) Jurisdiction: It’s not within the jurisdiction of the judge to vote for anuntopical case.2.) Education: A topical case is key to education.3.) Fairness: An untopical case means the neg can’t win.4.) Potential Abuse: Voting for an untopical case promotes even worseabuse in future rounds.
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