EDF is playing down speculation that a decision expected to trigger the launch of the next round of public consultation over plans for Sizewell C has been delayed. The final investment decision for Hinkley Point C in Somerset has been expected for some time following the announcement in October last year of significant Chinese investment in the £18billion project. EDF has always maintained the go-ahead for Hinkley would trigger the launch of the long-awaited next phase in Sizewell C consultations. It was widely expected the Hinkley decision would be made at a board meeting yesterday but it appears to have been postponed to the next meeting, thought to be scheduled for February 16. The reason is understood to be problems in finalising the full investment after a trade union representative on EDF’s board drew up a list of 15 concerns, mostly over finance.
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