The French government has stressed its commitment to building Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. There has been uncertainty over whether the state-owned French power company EDF will sign off on the £18 billion project at Hinkley Point in Somerset. “We back Hinkley Point project, it’s very important for France, it’s very important for the nuclear sector and EDF” said Emmanuel Macron. However Emmanuel Macron, the French economy minister, told the BBC that rubber-stamping the contract would be “very important” for France and the company and hinted that progress will be made in the near future. The British Government has insisted that plans to build the Hinkley Point C reactor will go ahead and voiced its intention to commission additional nuclear plants before 2020. However Labour has raised concerns over an apparent lack of a viable plan B should the French government back away from a deal in Somerset.
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The controversial £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear plant will go ahead, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron has insisted, amid mounting doubts over the viability of the project.
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France will go ahead with construction of the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Britain and will begin agreeing technical details in the coming weeks, the French economy minister has said. Emmanuel Macron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show : “We back Hinkley Point project, it’s very important for France, it’s very important for the nuclear sector and [state-owned utility company] EDF. “Now we have to finalise the work, and especially the technical and industrial work, very closely with EDF, with the British government, to be in a situation to sign in the coming week or month.”
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