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Nuclear plans threaten UK’s part in renewables revolution, expert warns | guardian.co.uk

The UK’s “eccentric” determination to build new nuclear power means it is not fit to take part in the “third industrial revolution” of switching to clean renewable energy, according to one of the world’s most influential climate scientists.

Prof John Schellnhuber, the current adviser to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and previous adviser the president of the European commission and other governments, said the UK was missing out owing to its failure to replicate the successful use of feed-in-tariffs (Fits) to kickstart its renewables industry.

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