British nuclear chief calls for Competition Commission inquiry into gas and electricity prices

Vincent de Rivaz, EDF Energy
Vincent de Rivaz, EDF Energy

The head of EDF – the state-owned French company which operates Britain’s nuclear power plants (including the Torness and Hunterston  in Scotland) – today calls for a government inquiry into British energy markets following a spate of inflation-busting consumer price rises by rival operators.

Vincent de Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF Energy, first called for an inquiry by the Competition Commission into gas and electricity markets two years ago.

Today he has repeated his call in a speech at EDF, suggesting that the new Competition and Markets Authority look at the issue.

He told Scottish Energy News today: “I have been calling for such an inquiry into the gas and electricity markets for two years. It is clear that it is now more vital than ever. To restore public trust, we must demonstrate that we are acting fairly. To do this, transparency is vital. We have nothing to hide.”

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