What is owned by Britain nowadays?
I just wonder if all the taxes paid by these companies end up in British coffers or in the parent co country?
Probably in the parent co. country. As you see, EDF is French State owned. It's all mind boggling! No wonder nothing gets cheaper, too many companies with too many involvements and they all
have to make huge profits to keep going.
EDF Energy Customers (trading as EDF Energy) is wholly owned by the French state-owned EDF SA (Électricité de France) and was formed in 2002 following the acquisition and mergers of SEEBOARD Plc (formerly the South Eastern Electricity Board), London Electricity Plc (formerly the London Electricity Board or LEB), SWEB Energy Plc (formerly the South Western Electricity Board) and two coal-fired power stations and a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station.
Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; Electricity of France) is the second largest electric utility company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, France, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
EDF is the world's largest producer of electricity. In 2003, it produced 22% of the European Union's electricity, primarily from nuclear power:
wind power and other renewable sources: 0.1%.
Its 58 active nuclear reactors (in France) are spread out over 20 sites (nuclear power plants). They comprise 34 reactors of 900 MWe, 20 reactors of 1300 MWe, and 4 reactors of 1450 MWe, all PWRs.
N.B. Nearly all these mergers took place between late 1990's and 2010. It looks as if we were sold down the pan...doesn't it??