EDF is 85% state owned and it is in deep crisis. the only way the company is likely to be able to fund its commitment to the 18 billion euro Hinckley point Nuclear project is witha cash injection from French tax payers. Dont worry France, Mr Cameron has already committed to charge UK consumers 3 times the going wholesale rate for electricity produced from Hinckley Point so you can get your money back in future. Thats if the project ever gets built as EDF's track record in delivering big projects is poor. Nuclear reactor construction in France and Finland and China have been delivered very late and massively over budget.