Greenpeace: Nuclear Fusion Research is Risky and Ignorant

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greenpeace has strongly condemned investment in the International ITER Fusion Project, claiming the money spent on ITER should instead be spent on renewables. According to Australian SBS; … Greenpeace nuclear and energy campaigner, Sebastien Blavier, said the cost and uncertainty of fusion mean investing in thermonuclear reactors at the expense…

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Fusion reactors 'economically viable' say experts

From Durham University: Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policy makers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional nuclear power stations, according to new research. Researchers at Durham University and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, have re-examined the economics…

The lost nuclear fusion reactor design?

Robert Bussard, one of the giants of the field, claimed to his dying day he had cracked the problem Above: a homemade “fusor” similar to the Polywell nuclear fusion reactor Guest essay by Eric Worrall Not many people have heard of Robert Bussard, but he was one of the giants of nuclear fusion research. But…