says EDF remains 'committed' to Hinkley Point C project
George Osborne says he believes the French government, which owns
the energy firm EDF, is committed to building a new nuclear power
station at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea.
was responding to MPs' questions after reports that the project
could be further delayed due to financial and technical concerns.
working with the French government and all the signs are they
are commited to the project," he said.
think this is a very good example of how the United Kingdom working
with France and attracting investment from Asia, is getting a
new generation of nuclear power underway- something that was promised
for 20 years or more but hasn't happened. It's now going to take
place in Somerset."
Monday the Financial Times reported that the final approval
for the long-awaited Hinkley Point nuclear reactor in Somerset
could be delayed by up to a year.
French energy firm EDF has yet to make a final announcement on
whether it will go ahead with the £18billion project, despite
securing investment from China last year.
decision could now be made in 2017, with reports that EDF are
looking for more investors to help take on the debt.
we reported here
that the entrepreneur behind plans for a barrage across the Severn
Estuary has called on the government to take a fresh look at his
proposals due to the Hinkley Point delays.