Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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Low Carbon Electricity Generation

There have been votes in Parliament relating to finanical incentives designed to encourage electricity generation via methods which involve low levels of carbon emissions. Matters voted on include subsidies for renewable energy generation and on limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power stations.

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Jo Swinson generally voted against financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods

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 financial incentives for low carbon emission electricity generation methods:

  • On 11 Jul 2018: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2018 — Support for Use of Biomass in Former Coal Fired Power Stations Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Jo Swinson 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: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Jo Swinson 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 23 Nov 2011: Jo Swinson voted in favour of cutting the subsidy for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Jo Swinson voted in favour of proposed cuts to subsidies (feed-in-tariffs) for electricity produced from renewable or low-carbon techniques. Show vote

The office of Jo Swinson MP has informed us that Jo was not available for some votes in the House of Commons from June 2017 until the summer recess, and from October 2017 until December 2017, as she was on parental leave. This affects the numerology section below. Please note that Ms Swinson continued to submit written questions throughout this period.

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