Repeal "Renewable Research Commitment"

WA General Assembly Resolution #182: Renewable Research Commitment (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: The World Assembly,

Acknowledging the attempt of Resolution #182 to reduce the use of fossil fuels in member nations;

Perplexed by the requirement that each member nation commit sufficient funding towards researching renewable energy when very likely virtually all renewable energy sources have been discovered, and the scientific research that one nation has done could be easily shared with other nations, and that therefore many nations who have been complying with this resolution for the past three years have been engaging in redundant research on technologies that have already been discovered and could have been easily disseminated for the benefit of all;

Confused by the suggestion that nations tax at least 5% of fossil-fuel burning power plants’ expenditures instead of their revenues;

Annoyed that 5% was seemingly chosen at random, as a flat tax does not take into consideration the wide disparity of our member nations and their economies and industries, nor each nation’s previous financial commitments towards implementing and subsidizing renewable energy financed through other sources;

Cognizant that member nations live on a variety of planets and exist as a variety of species, and that the production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases may be non-harmful or even essential to the survival of certain member nations’ citizens;

Wishing that this resolution had installed a World Assembly committee that focused on promoting and sharing existing renewable energy technology instead of encouraging nations to implement an aimless tax on power plants;

Asserting that Resolution #182 is ineffective, insufficient, and inadequate;

Hereby repeals “General Assembly Resolution #182, Renewable Research Commitment”

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote AGAINST.

“Repeal “Renewable Research Commitment”” was defeated 11,168 votes to 3,318.