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EDF Rules Out Keeping Nuclear Plant Open Despite Energy Crisis

  • French utility hasn’t been asked to keep Hinkley B open
  • Final two units of power plant are due to close this summer
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Electricite de France SA said it won’t extend the lifespan of one of its nuclear power plants even as the UK government seeks solutions to cope with an energy crunch that’s sent power and gas bills to record levels.

The French utility said it will shut down its Hinkley Point B station in the west of England this summer as planned, according to an emailed statement. That’s despite having previously said it would consider keeping it open throughout the winter if asked to do so by the British government.