G7 Includes Fusion Energy in Leaders’ Communiqué
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G7 Includes Fusion Energy in Leaders’ Communiqué

On June 14, the G7 published the Leaders’ Communiqué, including fusion energy among other areas of collaboration to solve global challenges. In the Communiqué, the Leaders commit to establishing a G7 Working Group on Fusion Energy, and will work together to achieve consistent fusion regulatory approaches. A major step in accelerating global commercial fusion and solidifying fusion regulatory certainty.

Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives: U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement
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Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives: U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched an innovative initiative Fusion Innovation Research Engine (FIRE) Collaboratives to establish collaborative networks that bridge the gap between fusion research and industry.

U.S. Department of Energy Releases Fusion Energy Public-Private Consortium Request for Information
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U.S. Department of Energy Releases Fusion Energy Public-Private Consortium Request for Information

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Request for Information (RFI) on a proposed Fusion Energy Public-Private Consortium Framework (PPCF). The PPCF aims to build on other initiatives within the U.S. Fusion Strategy, including the Milestone Program and FIRE Collaboratives, to catalyze partnerships to accelerate fusion commercialization.

FIA Participates in White House Summit: Marking Two Years of the Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion 
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FIA Participates in White House Summit: Marking Two Years of the Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion 

On June 6, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) joined the White House and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the White House Summit: Marking Two Years of the Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion to provide updates on the path to commercialization and discuss remaining challenges and strategies for greater collaboration between public and private sectors.

FIA Provides Recommendations for Euratom Research and Training Programme
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FIA Provides Recommendations for Euratom Research and Training Programme

The Fusion Industry Association (FIA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to the Euratom Research and Training Programme, which aims to foster fusion energy development and contribute to the European Research Roadmap to the Realisation of Fusion Energy. The programme is calling for input regarding a substantial reorganisation that will support a shift from purely academic research to technical questions surrounding the design, building, and operation of future fusion facilities.

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