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Implementation Of Sustainability Standards For Biofuels

EDM number 1173 in 2010-12, proposed by Alan Whitehead on 09/12/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Environmental protection.

That this House is concerned that unsustainable biofuels can have serious environmental impacts and may also release more carbon into the atmosphere than they save; notes that the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation gives the same financial reward to all biofuels, regardless of their sustainability; welcomes the provisions in the EU Renewable Energy Directive to ban biofuels production from land of high biodiversity or former high carbon stock, as well as requiring minimum greenhouse gas savings; further notes that the deadline for implementation of these provisions is 5 December 2010; further notes with concern that no decisions have yet been taken on UK implementation and that this deadline will be missed, possibly by several months; is extremely concerned that, until binding standards are implemented, the UK will continue to provide financial support for unsustainable biofuels; and therefore calls on the Government to implement the sustainability standards in the Renewable Energy Directive as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alan Whitehead09/12/2010Southampton, TestLabourProposed
Martin Horwood09/12/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan13/12/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley13/12/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale13/12/2010MansfieldLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders13/12/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech14/12/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams14/12/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/12/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/12/2010GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd14/12/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George15/12/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams15/12/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley16/12/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Annette Brooke16/12/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming20/12/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Thurso20/12/2010Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Begg20/12/2010Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham20/12/2010Coventry SouthLabourSigned
John Pugh20/12/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty10/01/2011Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
David Amess10/01/2011Southend WestConservativeSigned
Nicholas Dakin10/01/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Ian Mearns10/01/2011GatesheadLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff11/01/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Charles Kennedy12/01/2011Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long12/01/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Alex Cunningham13/01/2011Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi17/01/2011Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alan Beith18/01/2011Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Crockart18/01/2011Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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