Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range — 4 Jun 2013 at 15:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
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 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||82.1%|