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BIOMASS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 35A1: tabled on 18 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr James Paice on 15 November 2006. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

after `manner;' insert `regrets that the Government's obsession with land-based wind farms at the expense of other renewable technology is leading to the desecration of the landscape of Cumbria whilst making a tiny contribution to the United Kingdom's energy needs; believes that massive steel wind turbines over 300 feet high have no place in the landscape of the Lake District;'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that biomass heating could reduce household carbon emissions by around three million tonnes, equivalent to taking 3.25 million cars off the road; recognises the significant environmental and economic benefits of using farm and forestry waste as well as specific crops to produce energy and the opportunities that energy crops offer farmers, landowners and rural communities to diversify their activities and rebuild rural economies in a sustainable manner; regrets that biomass only accounts for one per cent. of total UK heat generation; and calls on the Government to rebalance the renewables obligation away from its bias towards land-based wind power to create the stimulus necessary for the development of a sustainable biomass industry.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.