NationStates Jolt Archive

Alternative Fuels

28-11-2003, 23:39
For these reasons it is proposed that this United Nations put into place a resolution requiring automobile manufacturers to spend a minimum of 1% of their profits toward alternative fuel research so that alternative fuels will proved a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

While it seems no one cares, this is outside of UN jurisdiction.
29-11-2003, 00:57
I agree with you, Siosia. Yet, I also agree that fossil fuels are a dead-end path. I would like to see a resolution that puts the burden of fossil fuel reduction on the developers of a countries cities. The automobile industry in Yakstonia is fragile, with our only car company, the Yakoda being a cheap but hard to market auto. However, if cities were planned without a dependence on automobile transportation, Yakoda could compete in mass transit with almost certain buyers. Not only would this not harm our nation's car company, but it would reduce fossil fuels as well. I would vote without hesitation for a resolution that called for minding city development and emphasising mass transit. The resolution currently debated in the UN would be a slap on the wrist for the hard working Yakoda, the pride of travel in Yakstonia.
29-11-2003, 01:52
There are a variety of different measures that could be taken that would be much wiser than simply asking for ambiguous research be taken by companies.

a) Restricting emissions levels on vehicles

b) Outlawing extremely polluting vehicles

c) Imposing tariffs upon oil

d) Proposing a form of "punishment" for those countries who are the most polluting

Edit - Stupid puppet nations
29-11-2003, 06:56
There is no limit to UN juristriction (except for proposals that effect game mechanics).
29-11-2003, 08:49
There is no limit to NationStates UN juristriction.

In that respect, you do make a good point.