Monday, November 06, 2006
EDM: Cross-party support for the Ban The Bulb campaignThe Early Day Motion which my local Member of Parliament, Dr Evan Harris, proposed in support of the Ban The Bulb campaign has now been signed by 42 MPs from 7 political parties.
At present the EDM's signatories include:
This story has been reported in The Daily Mail, The Mirror + The Oxford Mail.
EDM 2656: That this House notes the problems caused by increasing energy demands, including rising energy costs, reduced energy security and climate change; recognises that improved energy efficiency is the cheapest way for the UK to reduce energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions; welcomes the Ban the Bulb campaign, which aims to increase the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs; and calls on the Government to help main-stream energy efficient lifestyles by granting energy saving goods and services the same 5 per cent. VAT rate as condoms, strengthening UK building regulations and making energy efficiency a key criteria in all Government procurement.
Update: 13 Nov : Two more MPs have signed up!
Posted 12:17 PM by Matt Prescott