Early day motion 93

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FUTURE OF COAL AND CARBON CAPTURE

That this House believes in a low carbon economy, but that coal is a crucial bridge to that economy and with commercially deployable Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and ultra-super critical coal-fired power stations, coal can be, and should be, part of that UK low carbon energy generation mix beyond 2025; further believes a vibrant UK coal industry is also essential for the UK cement, steel and carbon fibre industries; notes that coal provides low cost electricity generation capacity, thereby helping to keep consumer bills low and maintaining electricity market flexibility; further notes that coal mined in the UK creates jobs in the UK, reduces the distance coal has to travel, thereby saving carbon in transportation, helps reduce the balance of trade deficit, ensures it is mined in a safe manner to the highest environmental and labour force standards, supports local businesses who provide support services to UK surface coal mines, keeps money and skills within the UK and increases the security of supply of power by reducing reliance on foreign countries for imported fuel; notes that coal is one of the best fuels for base load requirements and for black starts, and is easily stored; and urges the Government to ensure that in its forthcoming review of coal it considers how it can best support the UK coal industry with significant CCS research and development funding measures by moderating the carbon floor price and encouraging UK coal-fired power stations to buy UK produced coal over imported coal.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire 08.06.2016
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 20.06.2016
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 26.05.2016
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 07.06.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 27.06.2016
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.05.2016
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 13.06.2016
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 13.06.2016
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 08.06.2016
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 13.10.2016
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 08.06.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.06.2016
Donaldson, Stuart Scottish National Party West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 13.06.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.06.2016
Jarvis, Dan Labour Party Barnsley Central 26.05.2016
Jones, Kevan Labour Party North Durham 15.06.2016
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 26.05.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 07.06.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.05.2016
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 26.05.2016
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 13.06.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 20.06.2016
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 21.07.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 26.05.2016
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 07.06.2016
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 26.05.2016
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 06.06.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 26.05.2016
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 13.06.2016
Umunna, Chuka Labour Party Streatham 12.09.2016
Wilson, Corri Scottish National Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 09.06.2016
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 06.06.2016