NationStates Jolt Archive

Sheding the burdens of Oil

16-06-2005, 05:54
Hello fellow UN Delegate, I just submitted a proposal that would embrace alternative sources of fuel other than those derived from petrol and its byproducts. Enclosed is the proposal, and if you would please support my cause it would be greatly appriciated. Regards, Muhlenburg

Embrace Alternative Fuels

Description: NOTING that petroleum products are harmful to the environment and cause higher worldwide temperatures.

DUELY NOTING that oil prices worldwide have skyrocketed in recent years due to the industrialization of countries that previously did not put a strain on oil reserves (i.e. India, China, etc).

NOTICING that this recent influx of industrialized nations leaves a void in the production of energy for the rest of the world.

RESOLVING to realize that all forms of petrol are derived from an expendable resource that one day will be completely depleated.

REALIZING that alternative sources of fuel such as hydrogen and electricity are readily available

PREVENTING certain parts of the world from monopolizing the oil industry and in turn, having too much power

I propose that steps are taken worldwide to begin to wean the mass populous off their dependence on petroleum and its by products, and by doing that, making the world stronger economically and environmentally.

ALSO I propose a move to more efficient and cost effective forms of fuel, such as hydrogen, solar, geothermal, nuclear, and hydroelectric power.

Please consider my proposal and thank you for your time.
16-06-2005, 06:05
16-06-2005, 07:31
Also contains RL arguments and places, which are a definite minus on the "this proposal is legal" scale.
16-06-2005, 12:15
You have the small nation of Isate's ear ... and its support.
16-06-2005, 18:34
We obiously need to take steps to stop oil use. People who think otherwise obviously can't see past their nose. Oil will run out if we don't destroy our planet first. This must be done, not only to "save the planet" but to save our wallets. The supply and demand of the petrolium system is changing. As the supply gets lower, the price will get higher and if we don't have alternative forms of fuel, the world's economy will be destroyed. Cars will stop, shipments of food and merchendise will come to a halt and we could loose more than 50% of our populations.

Combiland is willing to place more funds in the fields of research for alternative fuel sources, not only to lower pollution, but to save our countries economy from complete destruction. Once there is an alternative mode of transportation, we will put a huge tax on all forms of transportation that use oil. A tax so large that no person would by these products when they could easily by another kind of car.

I do believe, however, that, because this could take years of research to find other types of usable fuels, we need to take immediate action in making the transition from SUV's to Hybrids. I suggest giving tax breaks to the people who buy Hybrids.

Combiland is ready to take the necessary steps to save our people and our children and our children's children. You have our full support in this area and we will do what we can to help.
16-06-2005, 23:57
This oil is my oil, it aint your oil! From the sprouting wells to the underground reservoars! This oil was made for me and ONLY ME!

Oil equals wealth, wealth equals power, power equals status amongs the immortal god.

Will you take away that what is holy to us? Steal the liquid that feeds my nation? Drill my wells then feel my nukes!

And as a sidenote, solar energy is not highly obtainable in this region of the earth due to the ozon layer being thicker then normal. I only see it fit that those nations unable to supply themselves and those they approve of should not base their industrial growth on hydrocarbon energy.
The Great dominator
17-06-2005, 07:09
HAH! Petroleum is so obsolete.

Perhaps when the lesser nations learn that harnessing energy from a human weaving baskets all day is so much more efficient... the binds of oil will be broken... quaint.
17-06-2005, 13:11
I want to know how we're supposed to power motor cars by hydroelectric power...
17-06-2005, 13:19
Great. Another of these wastes of space. I'm not even going to comment on the particulars of this one.

Cobdenia, you're supposed to do that anyway. UN resolution.
17-06-2005, 13:29
The proposal was Hydrogen Powered vehicles, different from hydroelectric. The former involves using hydrogen as a fuel, the latter involves using the force of water through a damn to drive turbines (and impossible to use in a car).

Anyway, I tend to ignore the "Hyrdrogen Powered Vehicle" resolution because it's illegal (RL references) and it only says we should start developing them. Cobdenia has started developing them. So far we're looking into the possibility of having a feasability study...
17-06-2005, 13:39
Pfft. Hydro this, hydro that. Amounts to the same thing in the end: To damned much water in the atmosphere.

Note the resolution itself doesn't say when you have to develop the cars, or even that you have to start before the end of time.
17-06-2005, 14:01
There's nothing in this one that actually forces us to do anything, in fact.
17-06-2005, 16:15
I want to know how we're supposed to power motor cars by hydroelectric power...

I guess you could use HEP to generate electricity to charge batteries that you fit in electric cars.

But in fact, HEP is looking increasingly bad for greenhouse emissions, because the warming effect of the methane produced by dead plants etc rotting at the bottoms of the reservoirs may exceed that of the CO2 from fossil fuel plants.