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Increasing Funding for Micropower (Alternative Energy)

jsmith23
RoyLatham

Since my last alternative energy debate was so interesting, I thought I'd keep it up by starting another one, with more specific wording to avoid the meta-debates that occurred in my last debate. This topic is: "The United States federal government should increase funding for the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) to give grants for micropower." 1. My first argument is that the status quo is unacceptable: a. According to the Department of Energy, the current el...

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The United States federal government should substantally increase alternative energy incentives

jsmith23
leisuredebater

1. Fossil fuels are a finite resource. According to the BBC on June 29, 2010, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the recession is causing even West Virginia coal miners to re-think status quo fuels. 2. Traditional renewable energy is insufficient to meet America's energy needs. According to Dr. Daniel LaGatta on February 16, 2010, the U.S. cannot meet its energy needs by 2035 without at least 40 new nuclear plants. 3. Some form of nuclear power is inevitable. According to the Texas Tr...

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