Early day motion 2163

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RENEWABLES OBLIGATION AND DRAX POWER STATION BIOMASS CO-FIRING FACILITY

That this House notes that having invested in the largest biomass co-firing facility in the world, Drax Power Station is the single largest generator of renewable electricity in the UK with an output of around 1.7TWh in 2010, some seven per cent. of all renewable power in the UK and more than twice that of the next largest generating facility; recognises that this facility is not operating at full capacity because current support levels for biomass co-firing are uneconomic; and calls on the Government to ensure that its final decisions for the new bands under the Renewables Obligation from 2013 provide generators with the economic support and confidence to increase co-firing and/or the conversion of whole units of coal-fired plant to biomass to produce sustainable, cost effective and reliable renewable electricity in support of the UK's climate change targets and security of supply.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 12.09.2011
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 12.09.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.09.2011
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 10.10.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.10.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 15.09.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.10.2011
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 15.09.2011
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 15.09.2011
Percy, Andrew Conservative Party Brigg and Goole 12.09.2011
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 12.10.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.10.2011
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 12.09.2011
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 20.12.2011
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 12.09.2011