Early day motion 960

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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 while still allowing developing nations to access cheap and reliable power essential to lift millions out of energy poverty; notes 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 on 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
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 23.02.2017
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 27.02.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 06.03.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 22.02.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 23.02.2017
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 08.03.2017
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 24.02.2017
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 29.03.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 02.03.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 27.02.2017
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 27.03.2017
Jones, Kevan Labour Party North Durham 28.03.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 24.02.2017
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 15.03.2017
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 22.02.2017
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 22.02.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 06.03.2017
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 27.02.2017
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 01.03.2017
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 23.02.2017
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 24.02.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.02.2017
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 21.02.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 23.02.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 23.02.2017
Stewart, Bob Conservative Party Beckenham 29.03.2017