The environmental candidate for the presidential Yannick Jadot affirmed Sunday wanting to "renationalize" EDF by a change of status, by redoing a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC).
“Electricity is a common good.
We must renationalize the EDF as an EPIC public establishment, ”tweeted Yannick Jadot.
“What I want is for EDF to become a powerful, coherent strategic tool at the service of the energy transition”, explained the MEP to the Grand Jury RTL-Le Figaro – LCI.
“When the State closes a nuclear power plant, we pay astronomical compensation to EDF and the shareholders.
Today you have an EDF operator who, through government decisions, is in the process of doing hara-kiri so that Total and Engie make record profits and pay astronomical dividends to their shareholders,” he said. He denounces.
EDF accumulates setbacks
According to him, going from almost 84 to 100% of the capital of EDF for the State, it costs “around 5 to 6 billion euros, it is much cheaper”. EDF accumulates the setbacks while the government asked him to increase by 20% the volume of nuclear electricity sold at a reduced price to its competitors this year, in order to limit the increase in electricity prices for consumers.
The environmental candidate is asking for a parliamentary commission of inquiry after the "absolute fiasco" of the EPR in Flamanville.
"No one, not a minister, not an EDF official is before a commission of inquiry to justify the 17 billion euros" of overrun, according to him (20 billion according to the Court of Auditors, against 3.3 billion originally planned).
“Do you realize that 17 billion is almost the budget for higher education?
and you have people who brew billions of euros of public money without ever being accountable,” he lamented.
EDF announced on Wednesday that the start-up of the new generation EPR nuclear reactor under construction in Flamanville (Manche) was postponed to 2023, due in particular to the Covid-19 pandemic, with a new additional cost of 300 million euros. .
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