Op-ed by Ylli Bajraktari, President and CEO of Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)
FIA member Thea Energy raises funding.
In its final experiments before being shut down for good last year, the UK’s JET reactor set a world record for the energy output of a fusion reaction.
A nascent caucus pushing fusion energy is adding lawmakers at eye-popping rates. Bills have advanced. Whether it all translates into results is a big question.
After a three-year hiatus, the UK has rejoined Europe’s flagship research and development fund, Horizon Europe. The news has been welcomed with relief by the R&D sector, which keenly felt its exclusion, but uncertainty remains as to whether the UK can regain its leading role within the programme.
On January 22, the Fusion Industry Association officially expanded into the European Union, appointing Cyrille Mai Thanh of Dentons Global Affairs as its new Director for the EU, based in Brussels
There is a strong argument that the country should go all in on fusion, which promises to deliver safe, clean, carbon-free energy with none of the dangers of nuclear fission reactors. Not only would this approach solve Germany’s energy security needs, it could also create a highly lucrative new industry.
On January 11, the Fusion Industry Association sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Granholm to express support for increasing funding and prioritizing commercialization of fusion energy in the 2025 budget request that will soon be delivered to Congress.
Congressman Don Beyer’s op-ed piece on fusion energy for the Falls Church News.
After years of trying to reduce its dependence on nuclear power, France has radically changed its tune, betting heavily on the sector to help reach its climate goals.The French government has committed €1bn as part of its France 2030 plan to support nuclear projects and startups developing small nuclear reactor technology.