Fusion Around the World
London — The UK's ruling Conservative Party has pledged GBP200 million ($246 million) towards funding a commercial nuclear fusion power plant in the UK by 2040, according to a statement Sunday by Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrea Leadsom.
The facility will see the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) working with industrial partners to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low-carbon electricity in the years ahead.
You probably learned about nuclear fusion in high school environmental science: It was built up as a clean, high-yield, virtually limitless source of power.
Fusion energy has long been a goal for scientists and sustainable energy proponents alike.
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