Nuclear fusion group calls for building a pilot plant by the 2040s

The main criticism about nuclear fusion has been that its vast potential as a commercial source of energy has always been just out of reach. But a group of the nation’s top fusion scientists and researchers just issued a report to the Department of Energy that calls for the U.S. to build a fusion pilot plant by the 2040s. The 80-page report, written by the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, was two years in the making. “What really emerged strongly from this is a real sense that the fusion energy science portfolio should really pivot towards an energy mission and the realization of tha…

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