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ENERGY EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 119: tabled on 22 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 believes that a significantly more ambitious approach to energy saving policies would deliver multiple benefits to the UK in terms of tackling fuel poverty and high energy bills, creating jobs and reducing dependency on energy imports to free-up significant money to invest in the UK's energy infrastructure; notes that energy efficiency is an area where UK businesses already excel; further believes that an ambitious and binding energy saving target set at EU level would create further opportunities for British businesses to export solutions, technologies and experience; acknowledges European Commission analysis estimating that, in its original form, the Energy Efficiency Directive would secure a reduction in fuel expenditure of 38 billioneurosannually and create up to two million local European jobs; is concerned that a weak framework would send a negative signal to investors and make it more difficult for the UK to meet domestic objectives on energy security, economic recovery and emissions reductions; further believes that a mandatory EU-wide target would still allow the UK significant flexibility and allow delivery to take account of local and national circumstances; recognises the leadership role that the UK has played in EU negotiations on energy; and therefore calls on the Government to support and vocally champion a binding 2020 20 per cent energy saving target as part of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Sheffield Central
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 May 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Dundee East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Great Grimsby
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Moray
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Huddersfield
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.