25 Jul '11, 8am

City presses Centrica to cancel plans for building nuclear power plants

Centrica is being urged by the City to withdraw from a £4bn commitment to build new nuclear power stations in partnership with Electricité de France (EDF) amid soaring costs and delays at a prototype reactor at Flamanville in France. The call comes days before the company will reignite the row over high domestic energy prices by reporting six-monthly operating profits at its British Gas Residential Energy division of £300m even before its latest price rises. FURTHER READING EDF admits French nuclear reactor delayed but says UK projects on target UK's nuclear renaissance edges towards reality as policy statements gain approval Meanwhile, a House of Commons report out on Monday demands that energy companies found guilty of mis-selling their products on the doorstep and elsewhere should pay compensation. Centrica should "not touch with a barge pole" the new nuclear build (NNB...

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