White House Science Advisors Consider Fusion Energy in Public Meeting

On Tuesday, October 19, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology hosted a discussion on "The Potential for Integrating Fusion into the U.S. Energy Grid" in the second day of a two day public meeting on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment.


The discussion with Dr. Richard Hawryluk, Chair of the National Academies Report Bringing Fusion to the U.S. Grid, focused on recent advances in fusion energy and how to take advantage of those advances. Notably, Dr. Hawryluk and the PCAST members focused discussion on the National Academy's recommendation that the U.S. should immediately set up "national teams" - including public-private partnerships - that will develop conceptual pilot plant designs and technology roadmaps.


Watch the video, posted on the FIA's YouTube site, below.




In public comments, the Andrew Holland, CEO of the FIA, submitted the FIA's plan for public-private partnerships, embedded below.