Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range — 4 Jun 2013 at 15:45
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated.
The text of the approved amendment stated:
- amendment 11, page 1, line 4, after ‘ensure’, insert— ‘that a decarbonisation target range is set and that’.
this amendment would have taken effect on Clause 1(1) of the Bill which stated:
- It is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure, in respect of each year in relation to which a decarbonisation target range is set, that the carbon intensity of electricity generation in Great Britain is no greater than the maximum permitted level of the decarbonisation target range.
A “decarbonisation target range”, in relation to any year, means a range for the carbon intensity of electricity generation in Great Britain. Carbon intensity is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Energy Bill (now the Energy Act 2013)
-  Explanatory Notes to the Energy Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 29th November 2012
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||260 (+1 tell)||8||0||88.2%|
|Lab||0||226 (+2 tell)||0||88.4%|
|LDem||29 (+1 tell)||16||0||80.7%|
|David Amess||Southend West||Con||aye|
|Peter Bottomley||Worthing West||Con||aye|
|Zac Goldsmith||Richmond Park||Con||aye|
|Jason McCartney||Colne Valley||Con||aye|
|Caroline Nokes||Romsey and Southampton North||Con||aye|
|Tim Yeo||South Suffolk||Con||aye|
|Sammy Wilson||East Antrim||DUP||no|
|Annette Brooke||Mid Dorset and North Poole||LDem||aye|
|Tim Farron||Westmorland and Lonsdale||LDem||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem||aye|
|John Hemming||Birmingham, Yardley||LDem||aye|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem||aye|
|Greg Mulholland||Leeds North West||LDem||aye|
|David Ward||Bradford East||LDem||aye|
|Roger Williams||Brecon and Radnorshire||LDem||aye|
|Stephen Williams||Bristol West||LDem||aye|