The Scottish Greens are being accused of being “out of step” with the rest of the world over their opposition to nuclear energy.

At the COP28 climate summit, which is currently underway in Dubai, 22 nations including the UK pledged to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050, claiming this could be critical to cutting carbon emissions to near zero.

However Patrick Harvie, co-leader of the Scottish Greens, has defended his party’s opposition to nuclear power being generated in Scotland, saying it is “too risky” and “too expensive” when compared to renewables.

The Scottish Conservatives say his “illogical opposition” will mean Scots will lose out on high-paid jobs and investment.

Speaking on BBC The Sunday Show, Mr Harvie said: “I’m not here to judge any country that doesn’t have an abundance of renewable resources for looking at other options.

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