Vincent Cable

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Vincent Cable generally voted for measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Vincent Cable voted in favour of a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and to bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Vincent Cable voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Enabling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits to be Applied to Stations Which Fit Pollution Abatement Equipment Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Vincent Cable voted against requiring the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Vincent Cable voted against allowing financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Vincent Cable voted not to exempt electricity generation plants using carbon capture and storage technology from annual carbon dioxide emissions limits during a commissioning and proving period of up to three years. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Vincent Cable voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Vincent Cable voted against requiring the UK Green Investment Bank to explicitly act in support of the target of reducing UK carbon emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Vincent Cable voted in favour of establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Bring Forward Date Landlords of Private Rented Homes Must Follow Domestic Energy Efficiency Regulations Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2009: Vincent Cable voted to call on the Government to sign up to the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Vincent Cable voted to give the Government powers to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Vincent Cable voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Planning Bill — National Planning Policy Statement To Include Policies Which Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Vincent Cable voted to require the Government to establish a renewable energy feed-in tariff Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Vincent Cable voted yes on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2000: Vincent Cable voted yes on "Table — 20. Climate change levy Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2000: Vincent Cable voted yes on Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill Show vote

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