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11/21/2012

 
Michigan 7 weeks1 Nuclear power aff 
NUCLEAR POWER AFFIRMATIVE
 Note – you need the nuclear power good / bad file in order to effective read this affirmative (as this file includes almostnone of the nuclear power good impacts, or extensions to the leadership advantage). You can also add natural gas or climate impacts to the 1ac (you should add climate impacts or remove the warming card).nuclear power affirmative...........................................................................................................................................................11ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................31ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................41ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................51ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................61ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................71ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................81ac...............................................................................................................................................................................................91ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................101ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................111ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................121ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................131ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................141ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................151ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................161ac.............................................................................................................................................................................................17topicality – nuclear power is alternative energy.......................................................................................................................18topicality – nuclear power is alternative energy.......................................................................................................................19topicality – nuclear power is alternative energy.......................................................................................................................20topicality – nuclear power is clean energy...............................................................................................................................21topicality - nuclear power is renewable....................................................................................................................................22high energy prices kill economic growth..................................................................................................................................23loan guarantees key to keeping electricity prices low..............................................................................................................24at: solving electricity prices is too long a timeframe................................................................................................................25Solvency – electricity prices ....................................................................................................................................................26solvency – electricity prices.....................................................................................................................................................27solvency – electricity prices.....................................................................................................................................................28solvency – electricity prices ....................................................................................................................................................29nuclear power solves natural gas price volatility......................................................................................................................30nuclear power solves natural gas price volatility......................................................................................................................31nuclear construction solves the u.s. economy...........................................................................................................................32nuclear power solves cost of meeting greenhouse regulations.................................................................................................33nuclear power boosts job growth..............................................................................................................................................34inherency - current loan guarantees fail – aren’t big enough...................................................................................................35inherency - current loan guarantees fail - aren’t big enough....................................................................................................36inherency - current loan guarantees fail – aren’t big enough...................................................................................................37inherency - current loan guarantees fail – timeframes for project financing too short............................................................38inherency - current loan guarantees fail – timeframes for project financing too short............................................................39inherency - current loan guarantees fail - exclude advanced technology.................................................................................40inherency – current loan guarantee program is delayed...........................................................................................................41electricity Capital costs high – external financing key.............................................................................................................42 Normal means for loan guarantees is the DOE........................................................................................................................43solvency – expanded loan guarantees key to new construction...............................................................................................44solvency – expanded loan guarantees key to new construction...............................................................................................45solvency – expanded loan guarantees key to new construction...............................................................................................46loan guarantees solve – other sectors prove.............................................................................................................................47AT: Loan Guarantees are Risky Investments / Expensive........................................................................................................48new construction key to prevent nuclear industry collapse......................................................................................................49at: construction costs too high..................................................................................................................................................50at: capital markets lack enough capital for loan guarantees.....................................................................................................51100% guarantee key to solvency..............................................................................................................................................52100% guarantee key to solvency..............................................................................................................................................53
 
Michigan 7 weeks2 Nuclear power aff at: plan too small – not enough new power plants...................................................................................................................54at: alternate causality to new construction – generic................................................................................................................55at: alternate causality to new construction - generic.................................................................................................................56at: alternate causality to new construction – generic................................................................................................................57AT: No Solvency---technological problems block investment.................................................................................................58AT: No Solvency – Worker Shortages......................................................................................................................................59AT: No Solvency – Worker Shortages......................................................................................................................................60AT: No solvency – supply chain / manufacturing.....................................................................................................................61at: waste siting blocks nuclear expansion.................................................................................................................................62at: waste siting blocks nuclear power expansion......................................................................................................................63Yucca Approved Now...............................................................................................................................................................64yucca mountain is key incentive for nuclear power.................................................................................................................65Yucca mountain good – AT: Prolif............................................................................................................................................66Yucca Mountain good – AT: Radiation leakage .......................................................................................................................67AT: Transportation accidents ...................................................................................................................................................68at: transportation accidents.......................................................................................................................................................69Plan Leads to Dry Cask Storage...............................................................................................................................................70dry cask storage solves.............................................................................................................................................................71Dry Cask storage solves...........................................................................................................................................................72Dry Cask Solvency---Nuclear Industry Competitiveness........................................................................................................73 borehole drilling solves waste disposal....................................................................................................................................74u.s. accepting waste imports now.............................................................................................................................................75consolidation of the industry good...........................................................................................................................................76at: framework............................................................................................................................................................................77at: framework............................................................................................................................................................................78at: coal disad.............................................................................................................................................................................79AT: Federalism..........................................................................................................................................................................80AT: Federalism..........................................................................................................................................................................81at: spending...............................................................................................................................................................................82at: alternate incentives counterplans.........................................................................................................................................83at: iaea counterplan...................................................................................................................................................................84at: u.s. government nuclear power counterplan........................................................................................................................85AT: Sunsets CP.........................................................................................................................................................................86at: delay counterplan.................................................................................................................................................................87at: lopez counterplan – lng disad..............................................................................................................................................88at: lopez counterplan – lng disad..............................................................................................................................................89at: lopez counterplan – lng disad..............................................................................................................................................90at: lopez counterplan – liability disad.......................................................................................................................................91at: lopez counterplan – liability disad.......................................................................................................................................92AT: Ban subsidies CP / Free market.........................................................................................................................................93at ban subsidies / free market cp...............................................................................................................................................94at: ban subsidies / free market counterplan..............................................................................................................................95at: state production tax counterplan for nuclear power............................................................................................................96at: production tax credit counterplan........................................................................................................................................97at: production tax credit counterplan........................................................................................................................................98at: private sector loan guarantee counterplan...........................................................................................................................99states – 2ac – federal signal key to investor confidence.........................................................................................................100states 2ac – federal signal key to investor confidence............................................................................................................101states – 1ar – federal signal key to investor confidence.........................................................................................................102states – 2ac – licensing turn....................................................................................................................................................103states 1ar – licensing turn.......................................................................................................................................................104states – 2ac – skilled workers turn..........................................................................................................................................105states – 2ac – lawsuits turn.....................................................................................................................................................106states – presidential support key to investor confidence........................................................................................................107regulatory uncertainty destroys nuclear power.......................................................................................................................108investor confidence key to new construction ........................................................................................................................109
 
Michigan 7 weeks3 Nuclear power aff 
1AC
Plan:The federal government should substantially expand loan guarantees for domestic civilian nuclear power.
Observation 1 – the electricity industryNuclear power is on the verge of a substantial revival but limits on the amount of federal loan guarantees block investment in new constructionBhambhani, 08
(Dipka, Inside Energy with Federal Lands, 6/9, “Limits on loan guarantee program seen blunting its impacton nuclear revival,” lexis) //DHRepresentatives of the Energy Department, Wall Street and industry told senators last week that DOE's $18.5 billion in loanguarantees for new nuclear plants is not enough to substantially promote a revival of nuclear power in the US.In a roundtable discussion, four senators were reminded that nuclear plants are capital-intensive and require utilities tospend tens of millions of dollars to prepare to build the units.
"These new nuclear plants are very high-cost ? capital-intensive plants that can't be financed on individual companies' balance sheets," said Nuclear Energy Institute President Frank "Skip" Bowman. "I don't think Congress has done everything in all respects to help promote this obvious need for newnuclear plants."Bowman said the cost of electricity is increasing and the nuclear plants would help lower those expenses.Wall Street analysts told the lawmakers that
investors are uncomfortable financing such long-term projects that are subject to thewhims of politics and regulatory change.
Among the issues for investors is DOE's loan-guarantee program. The program, a provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 calls for the department tocover up to 100% of a loan for a clean energy project, up to 80% of the cost of the entire project if the loan comes from the Federal Financing Bank at theTreasury Department. DOE would cover up to 90% of the total cost of a loan that comes from another lending institution.Under the program, DOE would act as a sort of cosigner to the financing.In April, DOE announced that it plans to conduct solicitations this summer for advanced energy projects that may qualify for up to $38.5 billion in federalloan guarantees (IE, 14 April, 14). $18.5 billion of that amount is earmarked for nuclear plants, with another $2 billion for uranium-enrichment facilities.
In an interview after the roundtable, DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Spurgeon agreed that the $18.5 billion would barely cover the construction of three nuclear plants.Spurgeon said, "for us to be able to put the amount of nuclear energy into use that we believe is required in order for us tomeet both energy needs and reduce our carbon emissions, requires many more nuclear plants than can be supported by thecurrent cap on loan guarantees."The Congress must appropriate more money or eliminate the cap on the guarantees, the assistant secretary said. "Thesubsidy cost is paid by the applicants. Just like with the Export-Import Bank, this is not something that, run properly, wouldcost the taxpayer a dime," Spurgeon said.

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