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Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Former Conservative MP for Hexham

@GuyOpperman https://facebook.com/guyoppermanMP

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

Guy Opperman generally voted 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 24 Oct 2019: Guy Opperman voted against rebuilding the economy so it works for the many, not just rewarding those at the top, and against a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Guy Opperman voted 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 6 Sep 2016: Guy Opperman voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Guy Opperman voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Guy Opperman voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Guy Opperman voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Guy Opperman voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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 3 Jun 2013: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman 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 11 Jun 2012: Guy Opperman 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: Guy Opperman voted against requiring 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

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