Submitted To: Renewable Energy
Romania is dedicated to the cause of finding reliable energy solutions for the ever-growing world that are renewable, in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN in 2015.
As a signatory of the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement, Romania wholeheartedly supports the move toward sustainable and renewable energy production, as Romania’s hydroelectric power generation produces a third of the country’s energy. Between 1989 and 1999, Romania’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by roughly 50%, and as of 2017, 59.87% of Romania’s electric power was provided by low-carbon sources such as nuclear power, wind power, and hydroelectric power. The increase of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and the extensive use of carbon-based energy sources such as coal and natural gas is largely due to the influence of first-world countries such as the United States and China, emitting 5,107.393 and 10,877.218 Mt of CO2/yr as of 2017 statistics. This is damaging to developing countries that do not have methods of dealing with the havoc greenhouse emissions can wreak on their environment.
Renewable energy sources must be utilized and mandated to slow the process of global warming and to soften the impact the phenomena has on developing countries.
“Romania.” Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, edited by Melissa Sue Hill, 14th ed., vol. 5: Europe, Gale, 2017, pp. 619-639. Gale In Context: High School, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3652100276/SUIC?u=lom_royaloakschs&sid=SUIC&xid=c43fd3e7. Accessed 15 Nov. 2019.
- Jack Merten