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Biofuel Targets And The UK National Action Plan

EDM number 828 in 2009-10, proposed by Mark Durkan on 09/02/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Renewable energy.

That this House has grave concerns over the direction of the UK's current policy on biofuels; notes that there are substantial negative impacts on hunger and on climate change of the current policy of investment in large-scale industrial biofuels; further notes that in 2008 industrial biofuels pushed 30 million people into hunger and put an additional 260 million people at risk of hunger according to figures calculated by ActionAid; calls attention to the fact that biofuels distract from real solutions to climate change; urges the Government to develop legislation, taxation policy and other measures that limit energy demand in the transport sector; supports non-biofuel renewable energy sources in transport, including electric cars using electricity from truly renewable sources; and further urges the Government not to incentivise further increases in the use of biofuels through targets or subsidies in the National Action Plan to be submitted to the EU in June 2010.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Mark Durkan09/02/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Andrew Pelling09/02/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSeconded
Bob Spink09/02/2010Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Peter Bottomley09/02/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton10/02/2010GowerLabourSeconded
John Austin10/02/2010Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn10/02/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Drew10/02/2010StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock10/02/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams10/02/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey22/02/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard22/02/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Alan Simpson23/02/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins23/02/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/02/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/02/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Julie Morgan03/03/2010Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell03/03/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Bill Etherington03/03/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Anthony D Wright03/03/2010Great YarmouthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke04/03/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerald Kaufman08/03/2010Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Bob Laxton08/03/2010Derby NorthLabourSigned
Graham Brady09/03/2010Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Fabian Hamilton10/03/2010Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Karen Buck10/03/2010Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Robert Key10/03/2010SalisburyConservativeSigned
David Laws10/03/2010YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis11/03/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Keetch15/03/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark15/03/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Peter Ainsworth16/03/2010East SurreyConservativeSigned
Tony Lloyd18/03/2010Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Frank Dobson18/03/2010Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley18/03/2010RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry18/03/2010KingswoodLabourSigned
Peter Atkinson23/03/2010HexhamConservativeSigned
Ian Stewart23/03/2010EcclesLabourSigned
Mark Hunter23/03/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Davis24/03/2010Haltemprice and HowdenConservativeSigned
Hywel Williams24/03/2010CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Roger Godsiff24/03/2010Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham25/03/2010Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott25/03/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Graham Stringer25/03/2010Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser29/03/2010DoverLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews29/03/2010MedwayLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross29/03/2010TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dowd30/03/2010Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Susan Kramer30/03/2010Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Wood06/04/2010Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Robert Walter07/04/2010North DorsetConservativeSigned

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