HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has offered his support for a move to help fight climate change.
He is backing a bill due to be debated in the Commons tomorrow aimed at boosting the use of renewable energy.
Power suppliers would be required to produce some heating fuel from sources such as willow, straw, solar power and ground heat.
Mr Sheerman's support for the bill was welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Spokeswoman Kate Elliott said: "A third of the UK's energy is used for heat, but the Government's energy policy has overlooked the potential savings in carbon dioxide emissions from the heat sector."
Calder Valley Labour MP Chris McCafferty is also among 16 Yorkshire MPs listed as supporters.