French power utility EDF estimates it would cost at least 46 billion euros ($51 billion) to build six of its latest generation EPR nuclear reactors if the government decides to build them, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Saturday. The estimate was in a confidential document presented to the board of state-controlled EDF at the end of July, it said.
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EDF is trying to seduce young people mobilized for the climate and to convince them that the nuclear option is the right to fight effectively against climate change. “However, it is risky just to call for nuclear,” they observe, fearing that “support for nuclear energy is still much too much in opposition to renewable energy,” while the official position of EDF is to defend a complementarity between the two.
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EDF estimates the unit cost of potential new EPRs to be at least 7.5 billion euros, more than double the initial price of the third-generation Flamanville nuclear reactor, which has accumulated setbacks, according to the content of an internal document revealed Saturday by Le Monde.
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