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EU 20 PER CENT. RENEWABLES TARGET BY 2020
EDM #157
Tabled 08 November 2007
2007-08 Session
That this House welcomes the new EU target of 20 per cent. renewables as a proportion of total energy by 2020; notes that the United Kingdom currently delivers 1.75 per cent. total energy from renewables, the lowest percentage in Europe apart from Luxembourg and Malta; further notes that the EU average is 7 per cent., with countries like Denmark on 16.21 per cent. demonstrating that renewables output can be doubled in a single decade; urges the Government to adopt a more ambitious approach to the United Kingdom's exceptional renewable resources, making use of the United Kingdom's considerable engineering and academic expertise; further recognises that the United Kingdom is the second largest economy in Europe, and the world's fifth biggest economy and sixth biggest manufacturing economy, and therefore has the knowledge and resources to deliver a step change in the delivery of renewable energy, creating significant employment and export opportunities; further urges the Government to offer strong leadership on United Kingdom renewables and to adopt a positive approach to EU negotiations on the EU target to achieve an outcome which supports the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the United Kingdom; and urges the Government to adopt the Renewable Energy Association and British Wind Energy Association's call for a 2020 Renewable Taskforce to ensure that Government works in partnership with key industries and the energy regulator to deliver as close to 20 per cent. renewables by 2020 as possible.

Signatures (42)

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.
Battle, John
Labour
22 November 2007
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
10 December 2007
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
07 January 2008
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
14 November 2007
Cousins, Jim
Labour
19 November 2007
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
19 November 2007
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
13 November 2007
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
14 November 2007
Drew, Mr David
Labour
13 November 2007
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
13 November 2007
Etherington, Bill
Labour
22 November 2007
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 November 2007
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
19 November 2007
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
21 November 2007
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
10 March 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
13 November 2007
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
20 November 2007
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
14 July 2008
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
14 November 2007
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
21 November 2007
Jones, Lynne
Labour
12 November 2007
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
26 February 2008
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
21 November 2007
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
14 November 2007
McDonnell, John
Labour
11 December 2007
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
13 November 2007
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
13 November 2007
Owen, Albert
Labour
13 November 2007
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
13 November 2007
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
22 November 2007
Simpson, Alan
Labour
15 November 2007
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
13 November 2007
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2007
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
13 November 2007
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
20 November 2007
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
22 November 2007
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion