September 16, 2019
 In The Role of Nuclear Energy in Reducing Fossil Fuel Reliance

Country: Malta
Delegate Name: Juliet Guenther

Committee: IAEA
Country: Malta
Delegate: Juliet Guenther
Topic: The Role of Nuclear Energy in Reducing Fossil Fuel Reliance

The world is trying to lower our carbon footprint while aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is brought to the IAEA committee because 31% of global emissions are from electricity generation, and nuclear power can reliably output electricity without emitting greenhouse gasses. Building a nuclear power plant can be problematic as it can take 10-20 years to build and needs to payed for upfront. Along with issues regarding safety that need to be addressed throughout its operational life.
Malta sees the need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and has had heavy reductions in emissions from energy production. But Malta has had no nuclear reactors in the past and has not had any plans to develop any of them. Malta has looked at other ways of decreasing our climate impact in energy rather than using nuclear reactors, especially with access to heavily utilized solar power.
Malta is very adamant about not using nuclear power in our country. Malta supports making energy production less impactful on the climate. Putting these 2 variables together Malta will suggest the use of other sustainable energy sources such as solar energy, wind turbines, and hydroelectricity. Malta will support papers that don’t discourage nuclear energy but encourage other sustainable choices instead.

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