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Virendra Sharma

Labour MP for Ealing, Southall

@VirendraSharma https://facebook.com/virendrasharmamp

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

Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma voted to rebuild the economy so it works for the many, not just rewarding those at the top, and for a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 15 — VAT on Installation of Energy Saving Materials Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Virendra Sharma voted in favour of reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and against requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma voted to require a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Virendra Sharma voted to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Virendra Sharma 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 8 Sep 2015: Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Virendra Sharma voted to allow carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Virendra Sharma 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 19 Dec 2012: Virendra Sharma 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 17 Oct 2012: Virendra Sharma 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: Virendra Sharma 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 11 Jun 2012: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Virendra Sharma 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 21 Oct 2009: Virendra Sharma voted against calling on the Government to sign up to the goals of the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Electricity generating station performance standards — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Virendra Sharma was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Virendra Sharma voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Virendra Sharma voted against requiring the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Virendra Sharma voted against forcing the Government to establish a renewable energy feed-in tariff Show vote

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