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Nicola Sturgeon rules out nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels in Scotland

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Nicola Sturgeon has renewed the Scottish Government’s opposition to nuclear power as part of the country's drive towards net zero.

The First Minister ruled out any new nuclear power stations in Scotland in direct opposition to calls from trade unions, backed by Labour’s Anas Sarwar, for nuclear to be considered as a replacement to fossil fuels.

At First Minister’s Questions in Holyrood Sturgeon insisted it was was an expensive option for taxpayers.She told SNP MSP Bill Kidd: “Renewables, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage provides the best pathway to net zero by 2045 and will deliver the decarbonisation we need to see across industry, heat and transport."We believe that nuclear power represents poor value for consumers.”The FM said the

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