Nuclear fusion now a viable energy source, claims scientist

Nuclear fusion now a viable energy source, claims scientist

Much of the world’s investment in nuclear fusion is concentrated in the ITER project in Provence, in which Ireland is a partner.
Much of the world’s investment in nuclear fusion is concentrated in the ITER project in Provence, in which Ireland is a partner.
Energy generated through nuclear fusion could be available in the next decade, according to a world authority on the subject. Prof Steven Cowley, chief executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, believes the world’s first nuclear fusion power plant in France could be producing viable electricity in the 2020s. Nuclear fusion is regarded as the holy grail of energy. It is the same process which powers the Sun and all the other stars in the universe.
Hydrogen atoms are forced together under great heat and pressure to create helium atoms which then create huge bursts of energy.

Read the full article here http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/nuclear-fusion-now-a-viable-energy-source-claims-scientist-1.1491854

Source: Irish Times

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