Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

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Halton Labour

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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Derek Twigg 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 10 Mar 2000: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2000: Derek Twigg voted yes on "Table — 20. Climate change levy Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Derek Twigg voted no on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Renewable energy feed-in tariff — rejected Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Derek Twigg voted against requiring the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Derek Twigg voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Derek Twigg voted against giving the Government power to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Derek Twigg voted no on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Derek Twigg voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Derek Twigg voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2009: Derek Twigg voted against calling on the Government to sign up to the goals of the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Derek Twigg voted to require landlords of private rented homes to make their properties meet regulations on energy efficiency by January 2016 rather than April 2018 as initially proposed. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Derek Twigg voted against 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 17 Oct 2012: Derek Twigg voted to require the 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: Derek Twigg voted against 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 19 Dec 2012: Derek Twigg voted against reforming the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Derek Twigg voted 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 4 Jun 2013: Derek Twigg voted to require 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: Derek Twigg voted to allow 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: Derek Twigg 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 4 Dec 2013: Derek Twigg voted to allow carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Derek Twigg voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Derek Twigg voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Derek Twigg voted to charge the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; for a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and against charging additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Derek Twigg voted to require a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Derek Twigg voted to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Carbon Dioxide Emission Rate and Energy Performance of New Homes Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Derek Twigg voted against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote

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