FIA participates in Dutch Fusion Day in Eindhoven
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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.

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

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

Senators Padilla, Cornyn, Booker, Young, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Fusion Energy
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Senators Padilla, Cornyn, Booker, Young, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Fusion Energy

On April 18, Senators Padilla, Cornyn, Booker, Young, and Murray introduced a bipartisan bill to accelerate fusion energy development. The legislation would codify the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s bipartisan decision last April to regulate fusion energy separate from nuclear fission. This Senate bill follows the passage of companion bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives….

FIA Supports Confirmation of Christopher Hanson for US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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FIA Supports Confirmation of Christopher Hanson for US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

On April 18, the FIA sent a letter to Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to support the renomination of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Christopher Hanson.

US and Japan Partner to “Accelerate Fusion Energy Demonstration and Commercialization”
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US and Japan Partner to “Accelerate Fusion Energy Demonstration and Commercialization”

On April 10, the United States and Japan announced a strategic partnership to accelerate fusion commercialization efforts. The bilateral agreement aims to advance and build off of fusion initiatives from both countries – the US’ Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy and Strategy for International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Development and Japan’s Fusion Energy Innovation Strategy. Both countries have been advancing fusion initiatives within their strategies, and this partnership is a key collaborative step forward amid the global race to commercial fusion.

Nuclear Fusion Is Not A Moonshot But An Attainable Goal

Nuclear Fusion Is Not A Moonshot But An Attainable Goal

Many energy experts consider nuclear fusion the North Star—a way to generate cleaner and more affordable electricity than fossil fuels without creating long-term nuclear waste. Right now, major corporations, including MicrosoftMSFT -0.2%, ChevronCVX -0.3%, and Shell, are sending billions of dollars into the field. While success is in sight, other specialists caution against creating too much hype.

Time to deliver fusion energy in Europe, removing bottlenecks essential, says EU official

Time to deliver fusion energy in Europe, removing bottlenecks essential, says EU official

It’s time for the EU to step up and remove bottlenecks preventing fusion energy from its full realisation, at a time when public support and private investments for the development of fusion energy have risen, said the European Commission’s Elena Righi Steele at a recent Euractiv event.