a reply to: buddha
According to French news, here is a snippet :
The board of French EDF on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the state-controlled utility's controversial project to build two nuclear reactors in
Hinkley Point, Britain, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
The source said that following the resignation of board member Gerard Magnin in protest over EDF's strategy ahead of the meeting, the remaining 17
board members narrowly voted in favour of the final investment decision for the 18 billion pound ($24 billion) project, with 10 votes in favour and 7
The source said the six staff representatives on the board, as well as Laurence Parisot, the former head of the French employers' organisation, voted
against the project. Parisot was a candidate to become EDF chief executive in 2014.
If Magnin had not resigned and had voted against Hinkley Point, the Hinkley Point project would have been approved with a 10-8 vote, or just one vote
"This deal was riven with more dissent in the EDF board than anyone expected. It's an unprecedented division and a far closer (vote) than predicted,"
John Sauven, Greenpeace UK Executive director said.
EDF was not immediately available for comment.
EDF says the Hinkley Point project will be profitable and the French government argues it will support the French nuclear industry over the next
The British government says that Hinkley Point, which will provide about seven percent of UK power, is crucial for securing power supply in the next
Yet the project has strong critics on both side of the English Channel. French unions say the project is too big and costly for EDF and jeopardises
the survival of the company.
Full story here : www.france24.com...
The French are not doing anything against the UK.
edit on 29-7-2016 by Lagomorphe because: Word changed