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EDF plans to cut jobs at Hinkley Point

Main entrance to Hinkley Point power station Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

EDF Energy has revealed that it plans to reduce its workforce at the site of the proposed Hinkley Point C project.

The announcement comes as the company continues to negotiate with the Government on how much it will be paid for electricity when the new station eventually goes on stream.

The company says this will help it to control costs "ahead of securing the financing necessary for the project."

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Greenpeace: Hinkley C approval 'could be illegal'

It will lock a generation of consumers into higher energy bills, via a strike price that's expected to be double the current price of electricity, and it will distort energy policy by displacing newer, cleaner, cheaper technologies. With companies now saying the price of offshore wind will drop so much it will be on par with nuclear by 2020, there is no rationale for allowing Hinkley C to proceed. Giving it the green light when there is no credible plan for dealing with the waste could also be in breach of the law.

– John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace
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