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Future Of Carbon Capture

EDM number 1135 in 2015-16, proposed by Ronnie Campbell on 24/02/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Coal, Energy and Environmental protection.

That this House believes in a low carbon economy, but that coal is a crucial bridge to that low carbon economy and with commercially deployable Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and ultra-super critical coal fired power stations, coal can be, and should be, part of that UK low carbon energy generation mix way beyond 2025; further believes a vibrant UK coal industry is also essential for the UK cement, steel and carbon fibre industries; notes that coal provides low cost electricity generation capacity, thereby helping to keep consumer bills low and maintaining electricity market flexibility; further notes that coal mined in the UK creates jobs in the UK, reduces the distance coal has to travel, thereby saving carbon in transportation, helps reduce the balance of trade deficit, ensures it is mined in a safe manner to the highest environmental and labour force standards, supports local businesses who provide support services to UK surface coal mines, keeps money and skills within the UK and increases the security of supply of power by reducing reliance on foreign countries for imported fuel; notes that coal is one of the best fuels for base load requirements and for black starts, and is easily stored; and urges the Government to ensure that in its forthcoming review about coal it considers how it can best support the UK coal industry with significant CCS research and development funding measures by moderating the carbon floor price and encouraging UK coal fired power stations to buy UK produced coal over imported coal.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Ronnie Campbell24/02/2016Blyth ValleyLabourProposed
Ian Lavery24/02/2016WansbeckLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner24/02/2016BolsoverLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns24/02/2016GatesheadLabourSeconded
Chris Law25/02/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Paula Sherriff26/02/2016DewsburyLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens29/02/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond29/02/2016Signed
Kelvin Hopkins01/03/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale01/03/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Michael Weir01/03/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Frank Field02/03/2016BirkenheadLabourSigned
Kevan Jones09/03/2016North DurhamLabourSigned
Richard Arkless10/03/2016Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh21/03/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
John Spellar22/03/2016WarleyLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper11/04/2016West LancashireLabourSigned
Phil Boswell11/04/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Sammy Wilson11/04/2016East AntrimDUPSigned
Jenny Chapman11/04/2016DarlingtonLabourSigned
Liam Byrne11/04/2016Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi18/04/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick18/04/2016Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
Paul Flynn19/04/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly20/04/2016Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Chuka Umunna25/04/2016StreathamLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood25/04/2016Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth25/04/2016Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Dan Jarvis26/04/2016Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Neil Coyle26/04/2016Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLabourSigned
Kevin Barron27/04/2016Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Kate Hoey28/04/2016VauxhallLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell11/05/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Yvette Cooper12/05/2016Normanton, Pontefract and CastlefordLabourSigned

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