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Impact Competitiveness

Impact Competitiveness

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INDEX.................................................................................................................................................................11AC SHELL........................................................................................................................................................31AC SHELL........................................................................................................................................................41AC SHELL........................................................................................................................................................51AC SHELL........................................................................................................................................................61AC SHELL........................................................................................................................................................7**UNIQUENESS**............................................................................................................................................8US COMP LOW – TRADE DEFICIT -- NAFTA..............................................................................................9US COMP LOW – TRADE DEFICIT – OIL IMPORTS.................................................................................10US COMP LOW – TRADE DEFICIT – OIL IMPORTS.................................................................................11US COMP LOW – FOREIGN GROWTH – ENERGY EFFICIENCY...........................................................12US COMP LOW – FOREIGN GROWTH – OUTSTRIP US..........................................................................13US COMP LOW – FOREIGN GROWTH – POST-AMERICANISM............................................................14US COMP LOW – FOREIGN GROWTH – CAPITAL INVESTMENT........................................................15US COMP LOW – FOREIGN GROWTH – MARKET CONTROL...............................................................16US COMP LOW – FOREIGN GROWTH -- CONSUMPTON.......................................................................18US COMP LOW – DOMESTIC – ENERGY COSTS.....................................................................................19US COMP LOW – DOMESTIC – ENERGY EFFICIENCY...........................................................................20US COMP LOW – DOMESTIC – DEBT.........................................................................................................20US COMP LOW DOMESTIC TAX LAWS.............................................................................................22US COMP LOW – OIL DEPENDENCY – NO CONTROL...........................................................................23US COMP LOW – OIL DEPENDENCY – FOREIGN CONTROL................................................................24US COMP LOW – OIL DEPENDENCY – FOREIGN CONTROL................................................................26**LINKS**.......................................................................................................................................................27I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – INNOVATION....................................................................................................28I/L – AE KEY TO ECON – DEPENDENCE..................................................................................................29I/L – AE KEY TO TECH – COMPETITION...................................................................................................30I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – TRADE DEFICIT..............................................................................................31I/L – TRADE DEFICIT KEY -- ECON............................................................................................................32I/L – AE KEY TO LEADERSHIP – TECH.....................................................................................................33I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – NEW MARKETS...............................................................................................35I/L – LOW ENERGY COSTS KEY TO COMP.............................................................................................36I/L – ENERGY COSTS – OUTSOURCING....................................................................................................37I/L – OIL DEPENDENCY – TRADE DEFICIT..............................................................................................38I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – OIL PRICES........................................................................................................39I/L - AE KEY TO COMP – OIL PRICES.......................................................................................................40I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – OIL DEPENDENCY...........................................................................................41I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – OIL DEPENDENCY...........................................................................................42I/L – AE KEY TO COMP – OIL DEPENDENCE..........................................................................................43I/L – AE KEY TO ECON – OIL DEPENDENCY...........................................................................................44I/L – AE KEY TO US FIRMS – ENERGY COSTS........................................................................................46I/L – ENERGY SECURITY KEY...................................................................................................................47I/L – AE DRIVES PRIVATE INVESTMENT.................................................................................................48I/L – DOMESTIC ENERGY KEY TO COMP.................................................................................................49
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**IMPACTS**..................................................................................................................................................50IMPACT-DOLLAR DECLINE........................................................................................................................51IMPACT-INNOVATION KEY TO ECON DOMINANCE............................................................................54IMPACT-INNOVATION KEY TO ECON DOMINANCE............................................................................55......................................................................................................................................................................56IMPACT-ECON KEY TO HEG.......................................................................................................................56IMPACT-ECON KEY TO HEG.......................................................................................................................57IMPACT-COMP KEY TO HEG......................................................................................................................58IMPACT-SCIENCE KEY TO LEADERSHIP.................................................................................................60IMPACT-TRADE DEFICIT KILLS COMP....................................................................................................61IMPACT—ECON KEY TO NATIONAL SECURITY...................................................................................62IMPACT—HEG GOOD..............................................................................................................................63HEG LOW – GENERIC...................................................................................................................................64HEG LOW – GENERIC...................................................................................................................................65HEG LOW – LAUNDRY LIST........................................................................................................................66HEG LOW – E.U. AND CHINA......................................................................................................................67HEG HIGH – STRONG FOUNDATIONS......................................................................................................69HEG HIGH – ECON.........................................................................................................................................70**NEG**...........................................................................................................................................................71US COMP HIGH – EFFECTIVE ADMINSTRATION...................................................................................72US COMP HIGH – EXPORTS.........................................................................................................................73US COMP HIGH – INDUSTRIES...................................................................................................................74US COMP HIGH – FOREIGN GROWTH – LABOR.....................................................................................75US COMP HIGH – FOREIGN GROWTH – INVESTMENT.........................................................................76US COMP HIGH – DOMESTIC POLICY – OPEN MARKET......................................................................77US COMP HIGH – DOMESTIC POLICY -- NEW INDUSTRIES................................................................78US COMP HIGH – LOW DOLLAR – RECORD EXPORTS.........................................................................79A2: TRADE DEFICIT – MORE EXPORTS....................................................................................................80A2: SERVICE ECONOMY, TRADE DEFICIT – MARKET CONTROL......................................................81LINK T/ -- ALT ENERGY UNDERCUTS ECON..........................................................................................82LINK T/ -- OIL PRICES KEY TO ECON........................................................................................................83
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DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL HAS CRIPPLED US COMPETITIVENESS, ONLYINCENTIVES FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAN ALLOW THE US TO RETAINPRIMACY
John
Denniston
, Partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, “Financing for Clean Energy Technology”, CQCongressional Testimony,
7/15
/08, Lexis.
There's a fast-growing consensus
among Americans today
 
about the need to confront our three main energychallenges:
 
the climate crisis, our dependence on foreign oil, and the risk of losing our global competitive
 
edge by failing to champion new technologies
that are becoming a huge new source of economic growth, jobs and prosperity.
 
Renewable energy sources
-
such as sun, wind, geothermal and biofuels
-
 
offer this country's best hope of addressing all three of these dimensions, and of 
 
helping us rebuild our domestic economy and regain our 
 
edge as an economic superpower 
 
.
Our leading
climate
scientists predict we have only a short period of time to make dramatic cuts in our greenhouse gas emissions or risk potentially catastrophic climate change
.
Global temperatures and sea levelsare already rising and will continue to do so; the question now is whether we can slow down the projectedrate of future increases.
Global warming is not a partisan issue: President Bush and both Presidential candidates have publiclydeclared
we must seriously confront our climate crisis
. Yet perilously, we have so far failed to move with the requisitespeed and determination.As for our energy security dilemma, this Committee is well aware that
 
America continues to import approximately 70%
 
of our oil needs. Rapid growth in worldwide energy demand has stretched supplies, causing energy prices
 
across the board - oil, natural gas, coal, and even uranium
 
- to skyrocket
.
As
world
 population and
energy
demand increase, there's every reason to believe supply and price pressures will persist.Global Competitiveness
:Finally,
 
our future prosperity
 
 
is at risk 
, and here I speak from very personal experience. As I've traveled on business to Chinaand Europe, I've witnessed how
the rest of the world is striving, and often
 
succeeding, to emulate in the renewable
 
energy sector, the technology innovation that has been a hallmark of the U.S. economy
and perhaps the singlemost important driver of our enviable standard of living.
 
Increasingly, entrepreneurs overseas enjoy advantages in the
 
form of determined government policies, including financial incentives
and large investments in research andeducation.Credible economic studies suggest
 
our technology industries are responsible for roughly one-half of American
 
GDP growth .
Our country would look quite a bit different today had we not, several decades ago, become a global leader in biotechnology, computing, the Internet, medical devices, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. And
 
now we findourselves with a vast new economic opportunity - to grow green energy technologies that seem destined to
 
 become the economic engine of the 21st Century. 
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