The site in southwest England where the Hinkley Point nuclear power station is due to be built. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Executives from French electricity company EDF have cancelled their trip to southwest England to sign contracts for the Hinkley Point nuclear plant a(...)

A tractor mows a field on the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station would be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo

Britain is to conduct a new review into a project led by French energy company EDF to build two new nuclear reactors, which would be the country’s fir(...)

Artist’s impression   of the how the proposed Hinkley Point C station: Former Électricité de France money man Thomas Piquemal’s fears over Hinkley Point – that it could threaten the future of the entire EDF group – are now widely shared. Photograph: EDF/PA

The first concrete has yet to be poured in the construction of the £18 billion (€23.2 billion) Hinkley Point C project. But already it is turning into(...)

EDF chief executive Jean-Bernard Lévy: offering employees a one-off €10,000 payment to persuade them to work 212 days a year, rather than the current 196. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

For years, employees of the French company EDF have enjoyed a perk almost inconceivable to their counterparts in the rest of the industrialised wor(...)