The decision of the European Commission to approve the proposed partnership between EDF and China General Nuclear (CGN) supporting new nuclear projects in the UK is a positive step for the Hinkley Point C project. It shows that the robust agreements underpinning the project continue to pass independent scrutiny.
EDF has confirmed that it is looking to take a final investment decision at Hinkley Point C in the near future. The French and British Governments have also recently expressed their support for the project which will supply low carbon electricity, meeting seven per cent of the UK’s needs. It will also enable the restart of new nuclear construction in Britain with important consequences and benefits for successive new nuclear projects, as well as for jobs and skills.