EDF Energy boss insists a new generation of nuclear plant in the UK will deliver declining costs, others express doubt. EDF Energy’s outgoing chief executive Vincent de Rivaz has promised the firm will “earn” the right to operate a new generation of nuclear plant in the UK. To do this, de Rivaz acknowledged, “we must offer the best value for money for taxpayers and we will make it happen”. EDF’s boss of 16 years made his comments at Utility Week’s Energy Summit in London where he expressed his pride in having secured a deal for the construction of Hinkley Point C. He insisted “Hinkley Point C is making the industrial strategy happen”. He also said the project is “delivering its construction milestones to plan” and that an update on the project’s progress overall will be published “shortly”.
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