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Unformatted text preview: Feed-in Tariff Neg DDI 2008 CM Franklin Zheng Background Info/ Strat Sheet First off, this neg is specific to the Culpepper/Olsen lab FiT aff. If its not their aff, this file is almost useless. The affirmative plan is really vague, make sure you pin them down to one mechanism during the CX. They have three possible mechanisms, they can back the Inslee bill, they could copy the German FiT or they can use reverse auctioning. In reality, its possible to combine them, but do your best to make the aff believe that you cant. Say something like the Inslee bill and the German FiT are subsidies and reimbursements and reverse auctions arent mentioned in either of them. So if they choose Inslee bill and Germany, then ask them why they read the reverse auctions card and vice versa. Change around the analytics and the CP text based on what the aff says. Most of their evidence that FiTs works are based on work done in Germany. but the plan is different than what they did in Germany. In Germany, its the Renewable Energy Act ("Erneuerbare Energien-Gesetz", EEG) is basically a buy back of electricity by the electric companies at a fixed price for alternativly generated electricity, which reduces at a set price completely isolated from the retail price of electricity for 20 years. The affirmative plan is reverse auctions (or competitive bidding), which they used in the UK for medicare and things like that. Its a really confusion mechanism and Im fairly certain that affs will use this to get out of links. MAKE SURE YOU PIN THE AFF DOWN ON SPENDING . If you dont get this CX concession then you lose tradeoff DA which is half of your off case. Get them to admit anything, that they have to pay for regulation, that they have to fund RenewCorps, that they have to pay FERC, they have to pay for connection to the grid or something. All that matters is that you get that link. Youll probably want to change around the T standards, Im not very good at writing them. A few sample questions you could ask: Would you be following Inslees bill, the reverse auction mechanism, or the German FiT mechanism? Could you explain how the auction would take place? Would there be a maximum/ minimum bid for your plan? How does your plan adjust to technological innovation? How does your plan adjust to something unexpected or a crisis? Could you please give me specifics for your plan? The frontline takes me 11 minutes on my first time and I speak insanely slow, so you should be ok. Some history that may or may not help: The German renewable energy policy prior to the Renewable Energy Act was Stromeinspeisungsgesetz or "Electricity Feed-in Law" (EFL). The major difference is that the EFL had the electric companies pay 80% of retail price. This law worked very well except for the wind sector where there was so much production that the electric companies had to pay too much and it skewed the market. The EEG solved this by making a fixed premium that gets reduced for NEW companies by a fixed rate for 20 years. (for example, if a making a fixed premium that gets reduced for NEW companies by a fixed rate for 20 years....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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