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FUTURE OF COAL AND CARBON CAPTURE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 93: tabled on 25 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 in a low carbon economy, but that coal is a crucial bridge to that economy and with commercially deployable Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and ultra-super critical coal-fired power stations, coal can be, and should be, part of that UK low carbon energy generation mix beyond 2025; further believes a vibrant UK coal industry is also essential for the UK cement, steel and carbon fibre industries; notes that coal provides low cost electricity generation capacity, thereby helping to keep consumer bills low and maintaining electricity market flexibility; further notes that coal mined in the UK creates jobs in the UK, reduces the distance coal has to travel, thereby saving carbon in transportation, helps reduce the balance of trade deficit, ensures it is mined in a safe manner to the highest environmental and labour force standards, supports local businesses who provide support services to UK surface coal mines, keeps money and skills within the UK and increases the security of supply of power by reducing reliance on foreign countries for imported fuel; notes that coal is one of the best fuels for base load requirements and for black starts, and is easily stored; and urges the Government to ensure that in its forthcoming review of coal it considers how it can best support the UK coal industry with significant CCS research and development funding measures by moderating the carbon floor price and encouraging UK coal-fired power stations to buy UK produced coal over imported coal.

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 8 June 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
Livingston
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Lancashire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2016
Coventry South
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2016
Luton North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
North Durham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Bolton South East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 May 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2016
Bolsover
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2016
Stoke-on-Trent North
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Midlothian
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2016
Streatham
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.