Chinese nuclear giant blacklisted in the United States. CGN, a privileged partner of EDF in the United Kingdom and China, has been banned from access to US nuclear technologies, against the backdrop of a trade war between Washington and Beijing. The consequences of this choice are likely to be significant across the Channel, where CGN plays a key role in nuclear development. Today’s UK reactors are reaching the end of their life and must be closed between 2025 and 2035 (they supply about 20% of the country’s electricity). The government has planned several new reactors, but the difficulties have accumulated because of funding problems.
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