EDF ex-manager of Hinkley Point defends power plant

Hinkley Point, which is being built with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), will be Britain's first nuclear power plant in decades and provide seven percent of its energy needs by 2025The former manager of EDF’s planned Hinkley Point nuclear power plant on Thursday defended the French energy giant’s plans that remain mired in uncertainty. This week’s resignation of EDF finance chief Thomas Piquemal sparked heightened concerns over the future of the £18-billion (23.2-billion-euro, $25.5 billion) Hinkley Point C project in Somerset, southwest England. Hinkley Point, which EDF will build in partnership with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), will be Britain’s first nuclear power plant in decades and is to provide seven percent of its energy needs by 2025.

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