Climate Change Bill — Electricity generating station performance standards — rejected — 28 Oct 2008 at 20:45

John Gummer MP, Suffolk Coastal voted to give the Government powers to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations

The majority of MPs voted against adding a new clause[1] to the Climate Change Bill which would have given the Secretary of State the power to set the maximum level of carbon dioxide that may be emitted per unit of output by any generating station requiring consent for construction or extension under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 through compulsory regulations that may include:

  • specifying how proposed generation stations are able to comply with any greenhouse gas emissions performance standard including by the capture of carbon dioxide at the generating station and its transport to and injection into geological storage provided that such activities are licensed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • specifying the basis on which emissions of greenhouse gases from combined heat and power generating stations shall be calculated such that the unit of output includes useful heat produced in addition to electricity generated by any such generating station
  • specifying any sources of electricity generation, including electricity generated from renewable sources, that are deemed to be compliant with any greenhouse gas emissions performance standard.

The lengthy debate over this new clause occurred earlier.[2] The argument against it was that it would prevent the construction of coal power stations before the hypothetical and unproven carbon capture technology was operational.[3]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con3 128 (+2 tell)068.9%
DUP6 0066.7%
Ind0 4080.0%
Ind Lab0 10100.0%
Lab270 (+2 tell) 8080.2%
LDem0 52082.5%
PC0 2066.7%
Res0 10100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP0 5071.4%
UKIP0 10100.0%
Total:280 202076.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Philip DaviesShipleyConno
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConno
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye

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