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-==Background and Context of Debate==+'''<big>YOU</big>''' CAN BECOME AN EDITOR OF THIS PAGE. DEBATEPEDIA IS A WIKI THAT ANYONE CAN EDIT! BE BOLD, CLICK EDIT, AND HELP MAKE THIS PAGE INTO A VALUABLE PUBLIC RESOURCE THAT THOUSANDS WILL READ. SEE THE [[Debatepedia:Getting started (tutorial)| GETTING STARTED TUTORIAL]].
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 +===Background and Context of Debate===
 +The USA is the second-largest polluter in the world, passed in CO2 emissions last year by China. Washington has also declined to sign on to multiple international climate change agreements, most famously the Kyoto Protocol. President Bush's absence at the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development is also notable. However, America is also at the cutting edge of many environmental technologies, including those related to alternative energy.
 +====Current US incentives====
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 +====Common alternative energy sources====
 +*Solar power
 +*Nuclear power
 +*Wind energy
 +*Water energy
 +*Geothermal energy
 +*Biofuels
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 +==References==
 +==See Also==
 +*[[Debate:Global warming, chiefly human-caused?]]
 +*[[Portal:The future of energy]]
 +==External Links==
 +*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/climate/ BBC Weather Center - Climate Change]
 +**[http://www.bbc.co.uk/climate/policies/usa_policy.shtml BBC Weather Center - Climate Change - US Policy]
 +*[http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/e/energy_department/index.html NY Times Topic - US Dept. of Energy]
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Background and Context of Debate

The USA is the second-largest polluter in the world, passed in CO2 emissions last year by China. Washington has also declined to sign on to multiple international climate change agreements, most famously the Kyoto Protocol. President Bush's absence at the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development is also notable. However, America is also at the cutting edge of many environmental technologies, including those related to alternative energy.

Current US incentives

Common alternative energy sources

  • Solar power
  • Nuclear power
  • Wind energy
  • Water energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuels

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