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Renewable Energy in the U.K.

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Renewable Energy in the U.K.

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Renewable Energy in the U.K.

Renewable Energy in the U.K.

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The United Kingdom is betting on renewable energy sources to combat climate change. The government has set the ambitious goal of generating 20 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2020, with the overall goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent by 2050. In this hour, we'll take a look at what the U.K. is doing to develop renewables.

Guest:

Sir David King, professor, physical chemistry, Cambridge University; chief scientific adviser to Her Majesty's Government; ead of the Office of Science and Technology, London