Fusion Industry Association Sends Letter on Fusion Budget to Secretary of Energy Granholm
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Fusion Industry Association Sends Letter on Fusion Budget to Secretary of Energy Granholm

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.

White House launches “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”
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White House launches “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”

The US announced “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”, issuing five goals for international partnership and collaboration opportunities on the way to fusion commercialization.

75 companies and universities urge increase in US fusion funding, send letters to Congress

75 companies and universities urge increase in US fusion funding, send letters to Congress

75 US-based companies and universities sent a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, urging an increase in fusion energy funding. The community requests that fusion is funding at the level requested by the President’s budget request, at the full level authorized in the CHIPS and Science Act. The whole community agrees that the Committee should “fund and prioritize” fusion energy

FIA Participates in IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
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FIA Participates in IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

The International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) is hosting the 29th Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) from October 16-21 in London. The annual conference provides a space for leading fusion developers, policymakers, and scientists to connect and discuss actions to advance fusion R&D and achieve commercial fusion power on a global scale.

Germany holds fusion hearing after funding and strategy announcements
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Germany holds fusion hearing after funding and strategy announcements

On September 27, the German parliament held a public hearing on “Strengthening fusion research at a world-class level” in Berlin, with participation by Germany-based FIA members Focused Energy and Proxima Fusion. The hearing signifies another step in accelerating fusion commercialization in Germany.

Congressional hearing shows bipartisan support for fusion
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Congressional hearing shows bipartisan support for fusion

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.