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RSS 2AC Blocks- Cap and Trade Aff

RSS 2AC Blocks- Cap and Trade Aff

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RSS- SDI 20082AC Blocks
Cap and Trade Aff- Wave 3.0
**Topicality** ..................................................................................................................................................................................2AT: Incentive = Positive ...................................................................................................................................................................2**DAs** ..........................................................................................................................................................................................3AT: Clean Coal DA (KMT Lab) .......................................................................................................................................................3AT: Clean Coal DA (KMT Lab) .......................................................................................................................................................4Ext. Coal Industry Down ..................................................................................................................................................................5AT: Coal Industry DA (WHAM Lab) ...............................................................................................................................................6AT: Coal Industry DA (WHAM Lab) ...............................................................................................................................................7AT: Coal Industry DA (WHAM Lab) ...............................................................................................................................................8AT: Clean Coal .................................................................................................................................................................................9Ext. Coal = Warming ......................................................................................................................................................................10AT: Econ DA .................................................................................................................................................................................11AT: Econ DA ..................................................................................................................................................................................12Ext. US Econ Down .......................................................................................................................................................................13Ext. Environmental Regulations Key .............................................................................................................................................14Ext. Warming Not Hurt Economy ..................................................................................................................................................15AT: Spending DA ...........................................................................................................................................................................16Ext. Plan Costs Nothing .................................................................................................................................................................17Ext. Plan Saves Money ..................................................................................................................................................................18**Oil DAs** ..................................................................................................................................................................................19AT: Renewables Oil DA .................................................................................................................................................................19Ext. Prices Down ............................................................................................................................................................................20Ext. Cap and Trade = Renewables .................................................................................................................................................21Ext. High Prices Not Key ...............................................................................................................................................................22AT: Russian Oil DA (Defense) .......................................................................................................................................................23AT: Russian Oil DA (Defense) .......................................................................................................................................................24AT: Russian Oil DA (Offense) .......................................................................................................................................................25AT: Russian Oil DA (Offense) .......................................................................................................................................................26Ext. Russia Diverse ........................................................................................................................................................................27Ext. High Prices Bad- Russian Econ ..............................................................................................................................................28AT: Saudi Oil DA (Defense) ..........................................................................................................................................................29AT: Saudi Oil DA (Offense) ...........................................................................................................................................................30AT: Saudi Oil DA (Offense) ...........................................................................................................................................................31Ext. Saudi Diversification Now .....................................................................................................................................................32Ext. Terrorism Turn ........................................................................................................................................................................33AT: Backstopping DA ....................................................................................................................................................................34Ext. No Threat of Oil weapon ........................................................................................................................................................35AT: Hege Fund DA .........................................................................................................................................................................36
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RSS- SDI 20082AC Blocks
**Topicality**
AT: Incentive = Positive
1. We Meet: We provide an incentive to reduce emissions and develop alternative energy because businesses canthen sell extra permits obtained by cutting emissions for profit.2. Counter Interpretation- Neg case list plus our aff are the only topical affirmatives on the resolution, solves all of your offensive reasons why your interp is good.3. And here is contextual evidence to support that a tradeable permit system is an incentive mechanism
.
Fischer and Newell 2004
 
(Carolyn, Fellow, Resources for the Future, and Richard, Gendell Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental EconomicsEnvironmental Sciences & Policy, “Environment and Technology Policies for Climate change and renewable energy,” Resources for the Future, April )With a direct price for emissions— 
via
either an emissions tax or 
a tradable emissions permit system—the fossil fuel sector has an
incentive to lower its emissions
rate until the
marginal
cost of reduction equals the emissions price
'()tMC μτ−=(tPMC=t . Themarket price of electricity reflects the total marginal cost of fossil generation, inclusive of the embodied emissions cost as well as higher marginal production costs:)t μτμ+ t t (seeequation (3)). Without other subsidies, the renewables sector receives the market price for electricity (RttPP=), and the price increase promotes greater renewable energy generation in both stages.
The prospect of more output
in the second stage
increases
knowledge
investment incentives in the renewables
sector 
, for both R&D and learning.
The higher market price also means consumers have added incentive to conserve.
Thus,
theemissions price provides efficient incentives for achieving a given emissions reduction goal as it provides equalizedincentives for emissions reduction along all three margins—emissions intensity, output reduction (via priceincrease), and renewable energy production.3. Neg interpretation is bada) limits out core of the topic aff’s like tradeable permits- this is the central focus of the literature- robsus of the ability to get topic specific educationb) Forces us to debate bad economy disads every round- the neg has no right to a particular DA or Strat,especially if its terrible. c) Bi-directionality on this particular issue is not abusive- Gives more links to the off case, provides two sidesto generics and increases neg ground in a predictable manner.4. Counter Standardsa) Limits- we limit the topic to a fair number of core topic cases that have a strong literature base, fair for both Aff Flex and Neg ground.b) Education- Tradeable Permits is at the core of the topic- key to topic specific education, Tradeable permits is one of the leading debated mechanisms for solving climate change and promotingAlternative Energy.5. Not A Voter a) Competing interpretations are bad- force a race to the bottom, its infinitely regressive- the neg could come upwith any number of Interpretations that they could always read against the affirmative. b) Err aff on reasonability- we are at the core of the topic and reasonably topically.c) There’s no abuse- literature base is on our side, there is plenty of links to the core generics. Don’t vote on potential abuse.
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RSS- SDI 20082AC Blocks
**DAs**
AT: Clean Coal DA (KMT Lab)
 (__) Coal industry collapsing – environmental standards, public opinion and lack of financing
Salon.com
5/15/
08
 
These messages and other variations on the coal-is-great theme are flooding the nation courtesy of the coal industry, coal-fueled utilities, railroads and relatedindustries.
The pro-coal marketing campaign
-- known by its tag line "Clean Coal" --
has kicked into high gear as prospects for new plants have turned bleak. Wall Street is tightening financing, leading to
what one analyst toldthe Christian Science Monitor is
a "de facto moratorium on coal power." The expected election of a moreenvironmentally friendly president may lead to the first federal limits on carbon dioxide emissions. Evenred states
like Kansas
are now battling the construction of coal-fired plants. Last year, 59 new plants wereeither canceled or halted across the nation.
When it comes to the threat of global warming, "the coal industry are the last people to get it," says Daniel J. Weiss, senior fellow and director of climatestrategy at the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit, progressive think tank. "That's why they're fighting so hard.
They're on a death spiralright now."(__) 1AC is a link turn to this argument- Even if they win a risk of their link, we have several internallinks into the economy which will offset any economic decline- prefer our evidence on this question itsspecific to our type of cap and trade system, theirs is not.a) Banking- US entrance into the tradeable permits market is key to investment and profits for banks- keyto the global economy- the impact is extinction, that’s our Bailey evidence. b) Competitiveness- US is being boxed out of the market for carbon and for renewable, both of these arecritical to not only the global economy, but also to US hege. That’s our Derwet Evidence.(__) Non Unique- US economy trashed now
CSM 7-16
 
(“Woes Deepen for US Economy,” 2008 http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0716/p01s05-usec.html)
Expectations that the current US economic downturn will be shallow are diminishing.A severe recession in the U
nited
S
tates still isn't the mainstream forecast, but economists say
it's a real possibility, especially as problems atAmerican banks deepen amid a continuing shakeout of the housing crisis.
What makes forecasts challenging these days is that the economy's problems involve the linkage of many moving parts. Crucially,
a healthy banking system is vitalto the economy, and now an economic slowdown and a plunge in bank stocks have raised the prospect of more bank failures and the need for federal intervention.
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