Before Germany can generate even 78% of its

Before getting into
Germany’s position, this delegate wishes to credit some terms in the agenda. “Renewable
energy” only applies to energy that is replenished faster than it is consumed. This
definition excludes alternative energy sources that are not renewable. Second,
this delegate wishes to define what “distribution” entails. “Distribution” is
not just delivering technology to a certain physical place, but also integrating the technology into a country’s
system.

         Regarding Germany’s status quo, 30% of its energy is
generated from wind, photovoltaic, and/or biomass energy. However, Germany can
generate even 78% of its energy from renewable energy, which happened on July
25th, 2015. North Germany’s windy weather is perfect for wind energy
generation, and Germany is increasing the number of wind turbines significantly.
Sunny conditions in South Germany and Germany technology have combined to raise
Germany as a lead nation in solar energy, and Germany is increasing its solar
panels too. Germany hopes to be almost totally powered by renewable energy by
2050.

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However,
Germany’s individual efforts are insufficient, for all nations must cooperate. Therefore,
this delegate proposes that a new UN agency be formed as a donation pool for
skills and technology. More specifically, the skills and technology that deal
with renewable energy will be collected and distributed by this new agency,
which this delegate wishes to name the UN Pool of Renewable Energy Technology.

The
main problem in encouraging nations to use renewable energy is that countries,
especially developing countries, are reluctant to “waste” resources on
switching to renewable-energy-based technology. Not
only that, most countries believe that renewable-energy-based technology is less
efficient and will hinder economic development. However, Germany is an
example of how renewable energy sources and economic growth are compatible. Since
the severe economic failure after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany has
undergone a 46% GDP increase, while experiencing a 28% fossil fuel use decline.
Yet developing countries still demand to grow economically before switching
their energy supply to renewable sources, and this leads to a lack of
cooperation: eco-friendly nations are advising developing nations to use
green energy while developing nations ignore these recommendations. The
UNPRET is the answer to these problems.

The
skills and technology held by the UNPRET will be supplied by member nations,
especially those that excel in renewable energy technology. These will be
distributed to developing nations by the UNPRET, along with experts who will
help integrate the technology. Moreover, supplicant nations will be making “donations”.
Donations can be research results, or actual means of generation (e.g. solar
panels). However, some nations might be reluctant to make donations. Therefore,
this delegate proposes that the UNPRET give proportioned incentives to donors,
such as financial rewards or funding for further research. On the other
hand, developing nations will be reluctant to integrate renewable energy
technology, but by using monetary incentives, this delegate believes that they
can be weaned off non-renewable energy. This system is much like the
environmental goods sector (EGS) in Germany, which receives renewable-energy-based
technology (in return for incentives) from private companies to distribute the
technology to factories and other companies. Considering that the EGS composes
5% of Germany’s GDP, this delegate believes that the UNPRET can also be
successful.

This
delegate also believes that the UNPRET should set an international limit on CO2
emissions. (CO2 emissions show a nation’s reliance on fossil fuels instead of
renewable energy, and are thus an objective standard). This limit would be proportionate
to countries’ populations; the more people, the more CO2 the country is allowed
to emit. However, once the country exceeds the limit, the country will have to
pay a fine to the UNPRET. If a country wishes to emit more CO2, but avoid
paying the fine, there are two possible paths. If the country is a developed
nation, it can donate skills or research results that cost less than the fine
they would have had to pay instead. If the country is a developing nation, it
can agree to replace a certain percentage of its pre-existing technology with
green technology provided by the UNPRET instead of paying the fine. This
delegate affirms that this will be adequate incentive for all countries to
cooperate with each other and with the UNPRET.

This
delegate also confirms that Germany will take an active role in the actuation
of the UNPRET. Germany will support the cause by donating its advanced solar
panels and wind turbines to the UNPRET. Germany’s research on renewable energy
shall be shared with the UNPRET, and Germany will make sure that its donations
are sent to the places where they are most needed. Germany encourages all other
nations to do the same: research how to better use renewable energy, and donate
it to the UNPRET. Furthermore, Germany will partner up with one developing
nation and help it directly. Finally, Germany will strive to develop more
efficient ways of channeling renewable energy, so using renewable-energy-based
technology will not be an obstacle to economic growth. This delegate encourages
all other nations to stand with Germany in this issue. 

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