Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol MP ar gyfer Orkney and Shetland

@amcarmichaelMP https://facebook.com/AlistairForOrkneyandShetland

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.

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Alistair Carmichael generally voted for measures to prevent climate change

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Major votes

  • On 20 Chw 2024: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill: Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Ion 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 13 Rha 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require the benefits of any subsidies to outweigh any negative effects on the UK's aim of net zero emissions of targeted greenhouse gases by 2050. Show vote
  • On 3 Tach 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 20 Hyd 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not to exempt national security and defence as well as taxation and spending from those policy areas where ministers would be required to have due regard to environmental policy. Show vote
  • On 7 Meh 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to make supporting reducing the United Kingdom's net targeted greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 the initial core mission of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Show vote
  • On 26 Mai 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to ban the burning of certain types of vegetation in almost all upland areas with peat soils in England. Show vote
  • On 26 Ion 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require public authorities to act in accordance with the following principles in relation to the environment: preventative action to avert damage; the precautionary principle; rectifying damage at source and "polluter pays". Show vote
  • On 13 Ion 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to to require the Financial Conduct Authority to have regard to the target of reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels by 2050 when setting capital and risk related requirements for investment firms. Show vote
  • On 16 Tach 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to seek to ensure any regulations on the subject of climate change risk which apply to those running certain occupational pension schemes align with the aims of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Show vote
  • On 12 Hyd 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes. Show vote
  • On 29 Med 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require a "climate and nature emergency impact statement" as part of any proposal for financial assistance under a United Kingdom Internal Market Act. Show vote
  • On 3 Mai 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Maw 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Maw 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Hyd 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Med 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Application of Climate Change Levy Tax to Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against applying the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Rha 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 4 Meh 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Rha 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2012: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 28 Hyd 2008: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Meh 2008: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

The following agreements were made while this member was elected:

  • On 24 Meh 2019: Approval of SI setting 2050 Net Zero target date Show Decision

Minor votes

  • On 18 Mai 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to express support for a series of policy proposals put forward by the leader of the Scottish National Party Ian Blackford MP. The policies in question were: protecting workers' rights, doing more in respect of the cost of living and climate change; increasing benefits; imposing windfall taxes; retaining existing EU derived law and retaining the existing Human Rights Act. Show vote
  • On 23 Tach 2021: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Health and Care Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 5 Chw 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio in favour of developing and implementing a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show vote
  • On 24 Hyd 2019: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio in favour of a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and to bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 25 Meh 2019: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not 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 Med 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 Mai 2016: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 4 Meh 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio 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 14 Med 2011: Alistair Carmichael 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 Hyd 2009: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to call on the Government to sign up to the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 28 Hyd 2008: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to give the Government powers to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Hyd 2008: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Hyd 2008: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 2 Meh 2008: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Planning Bill — National Planning Policy Statement To Include Policies Which Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change Show vote
  • On 30 Ebr 2008: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require the Government to establish a renewable energy feed-in tariff Show vote
  • On 8 Mai 2007: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Tach 2004: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote

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