Early day motion 123


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Total number of signatures: 175

Abbott, Diane Ainger, Nick Ainsworth, Peter Amess, David
Ancram, Michael Anderson, David Anderson, Janet Austin, John
Bailey, Adrian Baker, Norman Banks, Gordon Barrett, John
Beith, Alan Berry, Roger Borrow, David S Brady, Graham
Brake, Tom Breed, Colin Brooke, Annette Brown, Russell
Browne, Jeremy Bruce, Malcolm Burden, Richard Burgon, Colin
Burns, Simon Burt, Lorely Butterfill, John Cable, Vincent
Caborn, Richard Campbell, Menzies Caton, Martin Cawsey, Ian
Challen, Colin Chaytor, David Clapham, Michael Clark, Katy
Clelland, David Clwyd, Ann Cohen, Harry Cook, Frank
Corbyn, Jeremy Cousins, Jim Cryer, Ann Davey, Edward
Davies, Dai Dean, Janet Dhanda, Parmjit Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim Doran, Frank Dowd, Jim Drew, David
Durkan, Mark Ellman, Louise Evans, Nigel Farrelly, Paul
Farron, Tim Featherstone, Lynne Flynn, Paul Foster, Don
Francis, Hywel George, Andrew Gerrard, Neil Godsiff, Roger
Goldsworthy, Julia Grogan, John Hall, Patrick Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick Heath, David Hemming, John Hepburn, Stephen
Hoey, Kate Holmes, Paul Hopkins, Kelvin Horwood, Martin
Howarth, David Howells, Kim Hoyle, Lindsay Hughes, Simon
Huhne, Chris Humble, Joan Hunter, Mark Iddon, Brian
Illsley, Eric Jackson, Glenda Jenkins, Brian Jones, Lynne
Keeble, Sally Keen, Alan Keetch, Paul Kennedy, Charles
Key, Robert Kramer, Susan Lamb, Norman Laws, David
Laxton, Bob Leech, John Lepper, David Levitt, Tom
Linton, Martin Lloyd, Tony Llwyd, Elfyn MacKay, Andrew
Marsden, Gordon Marshall-Andrews, Robert Mason, John Mates, Michael
McCafferty, Chris McDonnell, Alasdair McDonnell, John McGrady, Eddie
Meale, Alan Miller, Andrew Moffatt, Laura Mulholland, Greg
Mullin, Chris Naysmith, Doug Oaten, Mark Opik, Lembit
Osborne, Sandra Ottaway, Richard Owen, Albert Pelling, Andrew
Plaskitt, James Pope, Greg Pound, Stephen Prentice, Gordon
Prosser, Gwyn Pugh, John Reed, Andy Reid, Alan
Rennie, Willie Robertson, Angus Robertson, John Robinson, Geoffrey
Rogerson, Dan Rowen, Paul Russell, Bob Sanders, Adrian
Sheerman, Barry Singh, Marsha Slaughter, Andy Smith, Robert
Southworth, Helen Starkey, Phyllis Stewart, Ian Stoate, Howard
Strang, Gavin Streeter, Gary Stringer, Graham Syms, Robert
Taylor, Ian Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Richard Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily Thurso, John Todd, Mark Touhig, Don
Truswell, Paul Turner, Desmond Vis, Rudi Walley, Joan
Walter, Robert Williams, Betty Williams, Hywel Williams, Mark
Williams, Roger Williams, Stephen Willis, Phil Willott, Jenny
Wishart, Pete Wood, Mike Roy Younger-Ross, Richard

That this House recognises the great potential of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in desert regions as a source of clean energy for countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EUMENA); welcomes the Prime Minister's endorsement of CSP and its potential in his speech at the inaugural meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean; notes that CSP is already feeding electricity into the European transmission grid, that CSP plants are quick to build, and that the UK may benefit soon from this source of power via the existing grid; further notes that the existing grid may be upgraded with high voltage direct current technologies and smart electronics; further notes that the resulting supergrid would be a cost-effective means of promoting the security, efficiency and stability of electricity supplies throughout the region, and will in any case be needed for a single market for electricity and to provide access to large-scale but remote sources of renewable energy; and calls on the Government to promote these developments vigorously, to work with its international partners to remove overt and hidden subsidies for non-renewable sources of energy, to ensure that a proper price is paid for carbon dioxide emissions, to provide a system of support for renewable energy technologies that is harmonised across the region, to support existing moves to develop a single market for electricity throughout the EU, to extend that single market to EUMENA, and to put in place appropriate mechanisms for upgrading the transmission grid throughout the region.