Topic: Renewable Energy
Delegate: Juliana Lewis
School: Williamston High School
The planet has been deeply impacted by the number of fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas. These do substantially more harm than renewable energy sources by most measures, including air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss, water use, land use, and global warming emissions. All of these have been a cause of not being eco-friendly and responsible with our waste. Our nations could be at stake in a matter of years and we need to take action immediately to prevent further deviations on our earth.
Sweden has taken a massive amount of initiative to further spread the amount of renewable energy and help other countries develop a better understanding of the benefits. More than half of the energy used in Sweden comes from renewable energy sources. Sweden manages to combine high energy consumption with low carbon emissions. Renewable energy could be power generated from water, wind or the sun or any other source that is replenished through a natural process. The share of renewable energy used in Sweden keeps growing. The 2050 act with its aim of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, will help the countries flourish. Already in 2012, the country reached the government’s 2020 target of 50 percent. For the power sector, the target is 100 percent renewable electricity production by 2040.
The goal that all countries should agree on is the fact that our world could be at serious risk due to these harmful energies and should be able to do something about this. Sweden supports the growth of renewable energy and encourages other countries to take a strength that they have whether it be sunlight, water, or even wind, and create a system of renewable energy to eliminate waste. Also, consider signing on to the 2050 act. Other countries that may have the same opinions are neighboring countries and places such as the US and Greece, and Sweden would like to see their support.
- Juliana Lewis