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Energy Efficiency

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 5:38 pm on 30th June 2010.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Conservative, Bournemouth East 5:38 pm, 30th June 2010

I am trying to recall what I said, but I went on a bit and I am not sure that I remember everything, but I do not recall saying that I do not support coal mining in the UK. I sat on the Committee that debated the Energy Bill, which dealt with carbon capture and storage. We had extra thoughts, tabling about 90 amendments-I am thinking about my hon. Friend the Minister-and, although not a single one was accepted, we did not vote against the Bill, because we very much support coal mining in the UK. However, it has to be clean. My concern was that we are importing one third of our coal from Russia-coal that is not clean and certainly not from a secure source of supply.

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