Category Archives: Hinkley

Another warning sign: EDF’s CFO resigns over Hinkley Point costs

Expatica reported today: The chief financial officer of French energy giant EDF, Thomas Piquemal, has resigned over a disagreement about the feasibility of an ambitious project to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in decades, a source close to … Continue reading

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A new record: Two new British reactors to cost $37.75 billion

The headline in today’s The Spectator pretty much says it all: Is the Hinkley C nuclear power station the most expensive object ever built in Britain? Ross Clark writes: We might not have much of a coherent energy policy, but … Continue reading

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British subsidiary of EDF shuts down four reactors over boiler problems

Yahoo News UK carried a story today from French news agency Agence France-Presse: EDF Energy, the British unit of French giant EDF, said on Monday it had decided to shut down four nuclear reactors at two plants in northern England … Continue reading

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European Commission: Taxpayer subsidies for British nuke may exceed cost of facility

The Telegraph reported today: British consumers could pay £17bn ($27.8 billion USD) in potentially unnecessary subsidies to fund construction of the country’s first new nuclear plant in a generation, the European Commission has said. The EC said it was assessing … Continue reading

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