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Biomass And The Renewables Obligation

EDM number 743 in 2009-10, proposed by John Grogan on 27/01/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Renewable energy.

That this House notes that biomass and bioenergy projects have a crucial role to play in meeting the electricity component of the UK's renewable energy targets; further notes that projects requiring around £13 billion of investment are currently under development, and that project financing relies on predictable and certain income streams; further notes with concern that confusion has recently arisen over the status of current projects should support levels under the Renewables Obligation be reduced in future; shares the fears of industry bodies such as the Renewable Energy Association that UK investment in these technologies will come to a standstill unless it is resolved urgently; further notes that investors' ability to rely on Government statements of intent is critical, since protection from retrospective changes is not contained in the legislation itself; further notes that a failure to address this issue risks undermining wider renewable energy policy; and therefore calls on the Government to clarify that no biomass or bioenergy project that is completed under the current levels of financial support will have its revenue stream diminished as a consequence of any future changes to the Renewables Obligation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

John Grogan27/01/2010SelbyLabourProposed
Susan Kramer27/01/2010Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew28/01/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer28/01/2010KeighleyLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore28/01/2010HendonLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones28/01/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
John Pugh28/01/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George28/01/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley28/01/2010Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Harry Cohen29/01/2010Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/01/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale01/02/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Stephen Williams01/02/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming01/02/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis01/02/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/02/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell01/02/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson01/02/2010Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle01/02/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
Paul Holmes02/02/2010ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Burgon02/02/2010ElmetLabourSigned
Michael Connarty02/02/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/02/2010BurtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/02/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Dai Davies03/02/2010Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Richard Younger-Ross03/02/2010TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett03/02/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard03/02/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell03/02/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/02/2010Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Kim Howells03/02/2010PontypriddLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin03/02/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins04/02/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Lembit 04/02/2010MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke04/02/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams04/02/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway05/02/2010Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Mark Durkan08/02/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Betty Williams08/02/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Eric Illsley10/02/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Michael Clapham10/02/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady22/02/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Leech22/02/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable24/02/2010TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson15/03/2010North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Walter30/03/2010North DorsetConservativeSigned
Andrew Pelling07/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned

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