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I'm looking for the Electricity DA from Michigan I think last year or the year before. 

 

1 more thing. Are we going to start a backfiles section for that topics that used to have open evidence archives?

 

Edit: Why was I downvoted for this???

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I'm looking for the Electricity DA from Michigan I think last year or the year before. 

 

1 more thing. Are we going to start a backfiles section for that topics that used to have open evidence archives?

 

Edit: Why was I downvoted for this???

 

Would it be on the Open Evidence website, if it's a camp file?

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Didn't they take down the open evidence from the past years? As I said it's from before the latin america topic. I think it was space or transportation infrastructure

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The Open Evidence website for the past years is there, but none of the files download. I have everything from the Transportation year if anyone needs something. I don't think there was any sort of electricity DA though. It might've been from the space topic

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Didn't they take down the open evidence from the past years? As I said it's from before the latin america topic. I think it was space or transportation infrastructure

No they dont take down previous years files. 

Open evidence seems to be down right now so i think you are going to have to wait a few months before you can start looking. 

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The Open Evidence website for the past years is there, but none of the files download. I have everything from the Transportation year if anyone needs something. I don't think there was any sort of electricity DA though. It might've been from the space topic

 

I think the original poster is thinking of an electrical grid disad from the space topic. I ran SPS that year and had that run against me a decent number of times. It pretty much says something like grid stable now, but barely and the plan introduces electricity from a source that the grid can't handle, causing massive blackouts. I'm sure there are cards that can be used to make it link to offshore energy affs this year. 

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We read an SMR/Other Energy Aff's this year. 

The shell was 

Electricity prices stable

Plan increases prices

High electricity prices kills econ

Then whatever major impact they had

And Turns Case Low econ makes major renewable investment impossible

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The Open Evidence website for the past years is there, but none of the files download. I have everything from the Transportation year if anyone needs something. I don't think there was any sort of electricity DA though. It might've been from the space topic

 

I know in that huge thing of free files  that got posted here on cross-x last year there was an powergrids DA that wasn't really good, but it existed. It was the same file that had the eminent domain DA. 

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I know in that huge thing of free files  that got posted here on cross-x last year there was an powergrids DA that wasn't really good, but it existed. It was the same file that had the eminent domain DA. 

I believe that's this. http://www.cross-x.com/topic/56369-all-my-stuff-for-free-1/

 

I didnt check cause I'm lazy though.

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We read an SMR/Other Energy Aff's this year. 

The shell was 

Electricity prices stable

Plan increases prices

High electricity prices kills econ

Then whatever major impact they had

And Turns Case Low econ makes major renewable investment impossible

 

Wait, don't SMR's reduce energy prices because thorium is in such huge quantities that it'd be cheap as hell? 

 

That was literally my reasoning for my desalinization advantage. 

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Wait, don't SMR's reduce energy prices because thorium is in such huge quantities that it'd be cheap as hell? 

 

That was literally my reasoning for my desalinization advantage. 

 

Thorium and nuclear power are pretty expensive. All the regulations that they have to meet for power plants drive up the costs. If you want evidence that says nuclear power is cheap though, find stuff about Germany. Their energy prices are super high now that they're phasing out nucelar power

 

EDIT: I cut this last year, so it could probably be updated with more recent and better evidence

 

Loss of nuclear power could QUADRUPLE electricity prices—Germany proves

Ogorodnev ’12 (, Igor. "Ideology Trumps Reason as Germans Pay the Price for Abandoning Nuclear Power - RT News." Ideology Trumps Reason as Germans Pay the Price for Abandoning Nuclear Power - RT News. N.p., 17 Oct. 2012. Web. 21 Apr. 2013. <http://rt.com/news/germany-poland-nuclear-fukushima-574/>.) JO

Germany is facing rapidly climbing energy costs after turning away from nuclear power following the Fukushima disaster, instead relying increasingly on renewable energy. Meanwhile, its neighbors are building nuclear power stations on its doorstep.¶ After a simultaneous earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant in March last year, in the worst accident since Chernobyl, Chancellor Angela Merkel did not hesitate.¶ With broad public support, she immediately ordered the closure of eight existing nuclear power plants, with the rest scheduled to be phased out by 2022, nearly fifteen years earlier than planned.¶ Instead, she promised to bolster the role of renewable energy – in which Germany was already a European leader – pledging that 35 percent of all power consumed in the country would be from green sources by 2020, a figure later upped to 40 percent.¶ The changes have been rapid. Nuclear power supplies 17 percent of the country’s energy needs, down from 23, while renewables have climbed from 20 to 25 percent in just months.¶ Now comes the time to pay for Germany’s green vision.¶ Despite technological advances, wind, solar, hydro and other green energy sources still remain an unprofitable investment in a fair market. The way to encourage their exploitation is through a set of feed-in tariffs, a policy where energy companies are forced to buy electricity from green generators at a price set by the government (which is usually legislated to remain the same for two decades).¶ The German government has passed the cost of the payment from the energy companies to the consumer. Every German on the grid pays something called Umlage, a special surcharge for supporting green fuels that covers all the green energy subsidies, however much energy is produced.¶ This week, energy companies announced that the charge would go up by 47 percent for next year. The average Germany household will now pay €250 a year to sponsor green energy producers, four times more than in 2009. ¶ The overall value of the subsidy on green energy is likely to exceed €20 billion next year, about one percent of GDP.¶ At the same time, the government has relieved large exporting companies (who consume a fifth of Germany’s electricity) from paying Umlage, for fear of crippling them, thus leaving ordinary Germans to bear the burden.¶ That is on top of what are some of the highest electricity prices in Europe, which have already risen 44 percent since Merkel came to power seven years ago.¶ This is hardly the ceiling.¶ Faced with a scheme in which it seems almost impossible to lose money, German states, industrial giants and even enterprising individuals have all rushed to build wind turbines and solar panel farms.¶ Never mind 35 or 40 percent, at the current rate by 2020 more than half of Germany’s energy will be obtained from renewables – and all subsidized by the taxpayer.¶ “It's out of control,†summed up Kurt J. Lauk, Economic Council president from Angela Merkel’s own Christian Democrats party.

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Check the college Wiki two topics ago. Lots of teams ran Electricity Prices DA's. 

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