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DYNAMIC DEMAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 388: tabled on 22 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that around £80 million a year is spent by National Grid on `response', a control system for handling unpredictable fluctuations in electricity demand; further notes that this is achieved largely by running thermal power plant at variable rates and partly loaded, a practice that reduces the efficiency and leads to additional carbon-dioxide emissions of around two million tonnes a year; further notes that the increasing use of renewables such as wind, solar and wave power will lead to a greater variability of generation; welcomes therefore the formation of the Dynamic Demand campaign to promote the use of very cheap controllers in industrial or domestic refrigerators and other suitable appliances which enable them, whenever acceptable operationally, to switch off during shortages of capacity and on at times when there is surplus capacity on the Grid; and calls on the Government to ensure this technology is widely adopted in order to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and to facilitate the integration of an increasing proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Aberdeen South
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Gower
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2005
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 18 July 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2005
St Ives
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Bishop Auckland
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Tooting
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Manchester Central
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2005
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2005
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Rochdale
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Reading West
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2005
East Antrim
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.