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SMALL SCALE HYDRO POWER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 102: tabled on 09 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 the successful development of small scale hydro supported via Feed-in-Tariff, with 177 MW of small scale hydro now available in Scotland, which represents 75 per cent of UK capacity; recognises the importance of this additional clean energy generation at a time of tightening electricity capacity margins and concerns over climate change; further notes the benefits to the renewable energy and construction sectors in terms of protecting jobs in these sectors; further notes that hydro has the lowest lifetime cost of all renewable technologies; shares the concerns of Scottish Renewables and the British Hydropower Association about the impact of the proposed deep cuts to the Feed-In-Tariff for small scale hydro; further notes the consistent representations made on this issue by the Scottish Government over the last year; and urges the Government to reconsider its plans and instead ensure a more planned and gradual reduction in support for small scale hydro, thus ensuring this popular and clean source of electricity is maximised.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Aberdeen North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2015
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2015
Richmond Park
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Slough
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Argyll and Bute
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Neath
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Moray
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.