Edf May Not Have Cash For Hinkley

Mycle Schneider, former energy adviser to the French government, say s’the whole of the nuclear power industry in France is in big trouble’ with debts of 39billion euros- Daily Telegraph 9tt April 2013. This could well bring about a protracted delay for Hinkley because of the large amount of money needed to bring the French NPSs up to standard, post-Fukushima.

The Guardian 75n March 2013 reports – EC to investigate UK taxpayer contribution for Hinkley (and Sizewell). There is also the possibility of legal challenges over subsidies being made by Greenpeace et al.