Early day motion 44

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ROLE OF DFID IN PROVIDING BASELOAD ENERGY TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

That this House is concerned that an estimated 1.2 billion people worldwide remain without electricity; acknowledges that in many developing countries this compounds the problems of disease, poor education and illegal migration; regrets that the UN target for universal access to energy by 2030 will be missed and that energy poverty is still growing in parts of Africa; understands that reliable, safe and affordable baseload energy is essential to help developing countries to grow their economies and become future trading partners; accepts that they will need to use all available resources, including coal and gas, alongside renewables, to meet their future energy needs; recalls that consequently the International Energy Agency has forecast that the amount of electricity generated by fossil fuels in non-OECD countries will inevitably increase; recognises that the latest technologies can substantially reduce emissions and carbon capture can remove over 90 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions playing a vital role in tackling climate change and meeting the Paris Agreement targets whilst still allowing developing nations to access cheap and reliable power essential to lift millions out of energy poverty; notes that there is a risk that developing nations may choose to deploy older, more polluting technology, due to financing restrictions on new fossil fuel plants; and calls upon the Government to prioritise international aid to enable developing nations to choose the latest technology when utilising their fossil fuel resources, and to encourage further research to make it increasingly attractive, in addition to supporting new renewables projects.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 28.06.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 04.07.2017
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 27.06.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 26.06.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 26.06.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 27.06.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 14.09.2017
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 29.06.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 28.06.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 29.06.2017
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 19.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 29.06.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 27.06.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 27.06.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 29.06.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 27.06.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 26.06.2017
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 22.06.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 26.06.2017
Streeting, Wes Labour Party Ilford North 28.06.2017
Sweeney, Paul Labour Party Glasgow North East 26.06.2017