European Commission OKs EDF-China General Nuclear partnership plan

The European Commission has greenlighted a proposed partnership between EDF and China General Nuclear (CGN), indicating a policy that supports new nuclear projects in the U.K.

The decision is seen as a constructive step for EDF's proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project in Somerset, England.

EDF said it expects to make a final investment decision Hinkley Point C soon. The British and French governments have been supportive of the project, which EDF said would produce 7 percent of the U.K.'s electricity needs.

EDF said the U.K. stands to benefit from renewed nuclear power plant construction and the jobs that such projects would generate.


The European Commission has greenlighted a proposed partnership between EDF and China General Nuclear (CGN), indicating a policy that supports new nuclear projects in the U.K.

The decision is seen as a constructive step for EDF's proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project in Somerset, England.

EDF said it expects to make a final investment decision Hinkley Point C soon. The British and French governments have been supportive of the project, which EDF said would produce 7 percent of the U.K.'s electricity needs.

EDF said the U.K. stands to benefit from renewed nuclear power plant construction and the jobs that such projects would generate.


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