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UK’s ‘energy destiny’ hangs on nuclear price talks, warns EDF boss De Rivaz

EDF Energy boss Vincent de Rivaz has said that "real momentum now exists and almost all of the necessary pieces are in place" over the company's bid to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in the UK.

EDF boss in robust defence of nuclear strike price talks

EDF Energy boss Vincent De Rivaz today told UK MPs that he made no apology for trying to secure a "reasonable profit" from nuclear strike price negotiations.

EDF hails highest UK nuclear output as regulators consider Hitachi reactor design

EDF's eight nuclear power stations in the UK produced their highest output for seven years in 2012.

EDF boss defends UK energy policy

At a stormy meeting of the UK's Energy and Climate Change Committee this morning, EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz said the government's Electricity Market Reform "is all about certainty".

Leading Tory says Cameron and Hollande must save UK nuclear

Tim Yeo, chairman of the UK energy and climate change committee says the prime minister must step in urgently to rescue the UK's nuclear power programme, or risk it failing, after French nuclear company EDF gave a downbeat report on the prospects for a new fleet of reactors in the UK.

Head of EDF says Hollande will not upset UK nuclear plans

Vincent de Rivaz , the head of EDF Energy, has rejected predictions that France's new president could force it to ditch its big investment in new nuclear reactors in the UK.

EDF’s de Rivas says Germany will find it difficult to cope without nuclear

Vincent de Rivaz , the CEO of EDF Energy has predicted that Germany will pay a high cost for its veto on nuclear energy as it drives to build on its leading position for renewable power capacity.

Can the UK’s power market reform deliver what it promises?

In July, the UK government published its long-awaited Electricity Market Reform White Paper, which has highly laudable aims – encourage investment, establish a secure low-carbon energy mix and keep consumer bills down, but can they be delivered?

Carbon emissions: to trade, or not to trade?

With emissions falling amid the economic downturn, the price of carbon in Europe recently dipped below €10/tonne.

EDF CEO backs Remain as Brexit vote approaches

Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of energy giant EDF, has come out in favour of Britain remaining in the EU in a letter to the firm's 13,500 UK employees.  

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