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Biomass And Bioliquids For Electricity Generation

EDM number 2428 in 2010-12, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 14/11/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Renewable energy.

That this House is concerned that increased use of biomass and bioliquids for electricity generation is likely to have substantial negative impacts on global hunger, biodiversity and on climate change; notes that over 75 per cent. of UK biofuels are imported and that as much as 44 per cent. of global land deals in 2009 were for biofuels; further notes that existing and planned large-scale bio-electricty power stations in the UK are inefficient and wasteful of fuel, typically having a conversion efficiency of 30 to 35 per cent. compared to the EU Renewable Energy Directive's aspiration for biomass energy use to be at least 70 per cent. efficient; is also concerned that existing biofuels sustainability criteria are weak and assessment for compliance is entirely dependent on self-reporting from fuel suppliers; is further concerned that a focus on bio-energy could distract attention from genuine ways of combating climate change; and therefore calls on the Government to remove the existing financial incentives for biomass and bioliquid electricity in the Renewables Obligation when the forthcoming review of banding is implemented in April 2013 so that this support can be directed towards other renewable energy sources.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Caroline Lucas14/11/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Bob Russell14/11/2011ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley14/11/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan15/11/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Stephen Williams15/11/2011Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale15/11/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd15/11/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/11/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/11/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/11/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech06/12/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders08/12/2011TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff12/12/2011Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley13/12/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Hywel Williams14/12/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
John Cryer20/12/2011Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Stephen Gilbert11/01/2012St Austell and NewquayLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams11/01/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Hoey16/01/2012VauxhallLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore17/01/2012Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd17/01/2012EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron29/02/2012Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
George Mudie18/04/2012Leeds EastLabourSigned

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