EDF CEO welcomes public support for nuclear power

EDF CEO Vincent De Rivaz is enthused by a new survey carried out by YouGov in the UK, which found that two thirds of the country’s citizens are now in favour of nuclear power.

Just 11 per cent of respondents were opposed to nuclear as a power source according to the survey, which was carried out by EDF Energy.

Vincent De Rivaz
According to Energy Live News Mr de Rivaz said: “I’m encouraged to see that nuclear has bounced back after Fukushima and is supported by a larger majority than a year ago.

“Public support is vital to addressing Britain’s energy challenges. Nuclear and renewables are both needed to fill the energy gap and meet the country’s carbon reduction targets.”

The news comes as the power supplier prepares to make its final investment decision on plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

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