FIA participates in Dutch Fusion Day in Eindhoven
|

FIA participates in Dutch Fusion Day in Eindhoven

The Fusion Industry Association EU team took part in the first edition of the Dutch Fusion Day organised by DIFFER, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research. Over 200 participants from the public and private sectors attended the full-day conference in Eindhoven on May 3, 2024 to discuss scientific, technological, and political developments accelerating fusion energy.

UK Department for Energy and Net Zero Publishes Scoping Consultation for Fusion Facility Planning Process
|

UK Department for Energy and Net Zero Publishes Scoping Consultation for Fusion Facility Planning Process

The UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has published a scoping consultation on National Policy Statement EN8 – the policy statement which will guide the process for fusion facilities in the UK. Following the Energy Act 2023 confirmation that fusion facilities will be regulated separately from fission in the UK, the Fusion Energy NPS will provide further clarity on the fusion planning process for developers and communities – an important step in the development of the UK’s fusion sector.

European Commission on  “The EU Blueprint for Fusion Energy”
|

European Commission on “The EU Blueprint for Fusion Energy”

The European Commission hosted an event on April 23 in Strasbourg focused on “The EU Blueprint for Fusion Energy” with participation by FIA EU Director Cyrille Mai Thanh and our EU-based FIA members and affiliate members. The event discussed the role of the EU in accelerating the development of commercial fusion power, and ways public and private sectors can collaborate.

G7 Puts Fusion Forward At The Climate, Energy And Environment Ministers’ Meeting
|

G7 Puts Fusion Forward At The Climate, Energy And Environment Ministers’ Meeting

On April 29-30, G7 Ministers met in Turin, Italy for the Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers’ Meeting. The resulting communiqué published by the Ministers identifies actions across a range of topics, including fusion energy, to address the ongoing climate and energy crises.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Pushes for Fusion Acceleration in Europe
|

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Pushes for Fusion Acceleration in Europe

On April 11, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder made a visit to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany. The two commended the work done at the Institute and emphasized the need for a European fusion alliance, public-private partnership programs, and a clear…