France - Unions challenge nuclear investment plans - September 30, 2016

Trade union officials started legal action against a decision by energy giant EDF to go ahead with the project of setting up a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in the UK. Five directors of EDF, representing workers, started proceedings in Paris aimed at annulment of the group’s investment in the £18 billion scheme. EDF’s board has voted to press ahead with building the power station in Somerset, but the UK government has made an announcement that it wanted time to study the already-delayed scheme. A decision is now expected in the autumn 2026, following speculation that Prime Minister May is concerned about the involvement of Chinese state-owned CGN in the project.

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