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George Osborne

Former Conservative MP for Tatton

@George_Osborne

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.

Photo: Oxfam International

George Osborne voted a mixture of for and against 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 6 Sep 2016: George Osborne voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Carbon Dioxide Emission Rate and Energy Performance of New Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: George Osborne voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Application of Climate Change Levy Tax to Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: George Osborne voted in favour of 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: George Osborne voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: George Osborne voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: George Osborne 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 10 — Financial Incentives for Larger Small Scale Low Carbon Generation Plants Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Energy Bill- Clause 42 — Exemption from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits During Commissioning of Electricity Generation Plants Using Carbon Capture and Storage Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause 22 — UK Green Investment Bank — Duty to Support Climate Change Act Targets Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: George Osborne 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Government to sign up to 10:10 climate change campaign — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: George Osborne voted to give the Government powers to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: George Osborne voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: George Osborne voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: George Osborne voted to require the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: George Osborne voted to require the Government to establish a renewable energy feed-in tariff Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: George Osborne voted no on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote

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