France ‘demands decision from EDF on UK’s Hinkley Point’

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has reportedly called on EDF Energy to make a decision on investing in the Hinkley Point project. His comment follows the UK’s decision to leave […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has reportedly called on EDF Energy to make a decision on investing in the Hinkley Point project.

His comment follows the UK’s decision to leave the EU last week.

Reports claim he said the vote will have “no consequences” for the nuclear project in Somerset.

Mr Macron added any delay could add further uncertainty to the project, which is expected to meet 7% of the UK’s power needs.

He went on: “Britain remains an important economic partner and its energy needs are still the same and this is why I still consider that a timely EDF investment decision on Hinkley Point is needed.”

In May, EDF Energy’s CEO Vincent de Rivaz told the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Committee there is no project “as well prepared to be a success” as Hinkley Point.