Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry — 14 Mar 2016 at 19:30
The majority of MPs voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry.
MPs were considering the Energy Bill.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Carbon capture and storage strategy for the energy industry. Subclause (1) stated:
- By June 2017, the Secretary of State must develop, promote and implement a comprehensive national strategy for carbon capture and storage (CCS) for the energy industry to deliver the emissions reductions required to meet the fifth and subsequent, carbon budgets at the scale and pace required.
The remainder of the Clause set out those who must be consulted when developing the strategy and set out the following items it must include:
- (a) the development of infrastructure for carbon dioxide transport and storage;
- (b) a funding strategy for implementation including provision of market signals sufficient to build confidence for private investment in the CCS industry;
- (c) priorities for such action in the immediate future as may be necessary to allow the orderly and timely development and deployment of CCS after 2020;
- (d) promotion of cost-effective innovation in CCS; and
- (e) clarification of the responsibilities of government departments with respect to the implementation of the strategy.”
An explanation of the intent of the new clause was provided stating:
- This new clause would compel the Secretary of State to bring forward a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry.
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||268 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.8%|
|SNP||0||42 (+2 tell)||0||81.5%|