By Iwanna Kantartzi

Scientists envision the creation of a series of huge solar farms in North Africa. This is part of a broader plan in which the transmission lines through DC (DC) high voltage countries of Europe can be shared between the electricity produced from various forms of renewable sources. This includes wind from the UK and Denmark and geothermal energy from Iceland and Italy. The energy exchange program between countries responded to those who argue that renewable energy will always be accurate because the weather forecast may not be. According to the rationale of the project, even if not quite blowing in the North Sea to generate electricity, it blows in another part of Europe. And somewhere, the sun will always shine.

As the officer explained, solar parks in Africa, each of which is expected to produce about 50-200 megawatts (MW) energy, will be able to supply electricity to European countries that are thousands of miles away. Theoretically 0.3% would be a sufficient concentration of the sunlight in the Sahara and the deserts of the Middle East to meet the energy needs of Europe.

The delegate of Egypt proposes an amendment for this resolution. It includes the usage of the Sahara desert in the Middle East and Africa as an energy resource due to its emptiness and great amount of sunlight; the dessert will be equipped with windmills and solar panels which will create energy. It would also be beneficial to countries located near the equator to participate in this because these areas would be more efficiently used. The United States and Austria will help these countries financially and with equipment.

Austria will support Egypt in their resolution because currently Austria provides green wind energy to over 600,000 households. More than 50% of the windmills are located in lower Austria. In just a year, the wind power increased by 15.4%, therefore Austria believes this to be an effective source for green energy and supports Egypt. 

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