The future of Hinkley Point – BBC News





Delays, rising costs and now a rift at the top of EDF, the giant French company we are relying on to build a new Nuclear power station to replace this one at Hinkey Point. The chief financial officer Thomas Piquemal, is reported to have warned that EDF’S future could be jeopardised by the Hinkley Project, his resignation raising more doubts over the power station itself.

Tom Burke: “What’s quite clear now is that there is a real internal debate inside EDF. We have now had two senior people leave within a month, both clearly having trouble convincing their colleagues not to go ahead in the direction that their colleagues want to go. So I think that this is a really serious question mark against the whole future of Hinkley. ”


About tomburke

Tom Burke is the Chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, and an Environmental Policy Adviser (part time) to Rio Tinto plc. He is a Visiting Professor at both Imperial and University Colleges, London. He is a member of the External Review Committee of Shell and the Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board of Unilever and a Trustee of the Black-E Community Arts Project, Liverpool.
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