The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on September 14 with testimony from U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, giving “An Update on the Department of Energy’s Science and Technology Priorities”. During the hearing, Members of Congress voiced their bipartisan support for fusion funding in order to ensure US leadership in the fast growing industry.
Congress should step up and invest in fusion. Don’t let this incredibly promising technology, with its potential economic and national security benefits, slip away to our competitors.
Japan will begin supporting startups related to nuclear fusion power generation, which is expected to be a carbon-free power source. This is the first time that funding has been provided exclusively to start-up companies. The contribution will come from a 100 billion yen fund set up for companies with innovative technology.
Britain said on Thursday it would rejoin the European Union’s flagship Horizon science research programme, ending a two-year post-Brexit standoff with the EU over science funding.
The Fusion Industry Association welcomes the U.K. Government’s ambitious new programme for fusion development and commercialisation as an alternative to Euratom association.
The NRC has issued a “Notification of Proposed Rulemaking” on Fusion Energy. Read what the FIA has proposed on how to define fusion machines.
Goal of abundant, zero-carbon electricity from fusing atoms brings together private and public sector.
Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger believes that the question is no longer whether the merger will happen, but rather whether Germany will be there.
If the 2020s are going to be the decade of AI, then the 2030s could be the decade of fusion power — that is, if the sector’s startups are able to deliver.
If humanity survives for thousands more years, our primary energy source could very likely be nuclear fusion. It’s clean, the fuel is inexhaustible and cheap, and there’s no risk of a meltdown. It’s the power source of the stars — the whole cosmos, in fact. And we’re tantalizingly close to making it work. The downside is that the particular reactor now making the important breakthroughs in fusion is linked inextricably to nuclear weapons research.