The outcome of Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU will not affect the final investment decision on Hinkley Point C, according to EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz. “The absolute need for [Hinkley] will remain regardless of the outcome of the vote, and politicians on both sides of the debate recognise this,” said De Rivaz in a letter to employees.
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The French head of the company that owns Britain’s nuclear power plants has urged his workers in Scotland and England to vote ‘No’ to UK Independence from the EU-bloc. Pro-Independence supporters said that de Rivaz’s comments were undermined by the conflict of interest posed by EDF’s vested interest in the proposed new nuclear power station being built at Hinkley Point.
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