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Paris Court Ruling on Hinkley Point C Risks

A court in Paris has ordered French utility EDF to release a risk analysis report to the group’s works council (CEE) concerning its Hinkley Point C nuclear project. The appeals court in Paris said the firm must communicate the report within a month and must consult the CEE regarding the project within two months.

In 2016, EDF refused to release all documents required by the council for it to be able to issue its advice on the project, triggering CEE’s legal …

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Is the nuclear tide turning?

Is the tide turning against the new nuclear programme? The UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment, published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) says the shift to greener energy is a “golden opportunity” – the UK can move to “highly renewable, clean and low-cost energy”, while ending the use of gas for heating and shifting to 100% sales of electric vehicle (EVs) by 2030. It says a “quiet revolution” in renewable costs means government should prioritise wind and solar, echoing new …

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Daily News Roundup

18 October 2018

New Nuclear

During the Energy UK Annual Conference in London, French energy firm EDF Energy’s chief executive Simone Rossi confirmed the progress on Hinkley Point C is “on track”, and claims the planned Sizewell C site could get underway by 2022. There has been significant progress on Hinkley Point C, according to the chief executive of EDF Energy, while Sizewell C is looking promising. Simone Rossi, whose company is leading the construction on the nuclear plants, says Hinkley Point C, based in …

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