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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1112: tabled on 27 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 with concern the Chancellor of the Exchequer's decision in the Spring Budget 2017 to hugely increase business rates for rooftop solar by up to 800 per cent; further notes that solar power is a clean and sustainable technology which is quick to install, produces no carbon emissions, and has very high rates of public support; notes that solar will be a vital part of a clean energy mix in the transition away from fossil fuels, which is essential to avoid dangerous levels of climate change; notes that some forms of fossil fuel generation do not have to pay business rates, and that the Government provides a huge amount of taxpayer-funded support for oil and gas despite the damage these energy sources inflict on the climate; believes that in order to support the transition away from fossil fuels, it is essential to put in place a regulatory regime which does not financially penalise renewables, including wind, solar and tidal power; notes the huge potential for jobs, growth and investment in the UK that the renewable energy sector offers; calls on the Government to urgently reconsider this huge increase in taxes on solar; and urges the Government to bring in a regulatory regime which supports renewables while phasing out dangerous, dirty and polluting fossil fuels.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.