Energy return on energy invested and the promise of fusion

Rationaloptimist.com Matt Ridley | 26 March, 2018 Unlimited cheap energy would transform society My Times column on Britain’s energy options: Until 2004 Britain was a net energy exporter. Today, it imports about half its energy. Some of that, in the form of coal and liquefied natural gas, comes directly from Russia, which also supplies a … Read more Energy return on energy invested and the promise of fusion

Climate chaos claims continue causing consternation

By Paul Driessen April 3, 2018 From the Oakland v. oil company lawsuit to ridiculous “research,” the onslaught never ends Anyone who thought “manmade climate cataclysm” rhetoric couldn’t possibly exceed Obama era levels should read the complaint filed in the “public nuisance” lawsuit that’s being argued before Federal District Court Judge William Alsup in a … Read more Climate chaos claims continue causing consternation

House Committee Hearing – The Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Streamed live on Mar 6, 2018 Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 10:00am Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building EventID=106935 Witnesses: Dr. Bernard Bigot, director-general, ITER Organization Dr. James W. Van Dam, acting associate director, Fusion Energy Sciences, Office of Science, Department of Energy Dr. Mickey Wade, director … Read more House Committee Hearing – The Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research

Experts Testify Before Congress on Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research

New Energy Times By Steven B. Krivit — March 28, 2018 At 10 a.m. on March 6, the House Subcommittee on Energy convened a hearing on the future of U.S. fusion energy research. After the witnesses spoke, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) questioned them. He asked James W. Van Dam, the acting associate director of the Department … Read more Experts Testify Before Congress on Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research

World record plasma exposure in Magnum-PSI

Differ News March 27th 2018 On Wednesday 21 March, the research facility Magnum-PSI at DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research) set a new world record for longest exposure of a material to the harsh plasma conditions in future fusion reactors. Magnum-PSI exposed tungsten wall components to the equivalent of a full year of high … Read more World record plasma exposure in Magnum-PSI

Feds extend funding for nuclear fusion project, General Atomics breathes sigh of relief

San Diego Union Tribune Rob Nikolewski | March 27, 2018 One of seven Central Solenoid modules being built by General Atomics as part of the ITER fusion energy project. Seven segments are spliced together to make a continuous coil. At this stage, the coil weighs 225,000 pounds. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune) After … Read more Feds extend funding for nuclear fusion project, General Atomics breathes sigh of relief

LPP Fusion has funds try to reach nuclear fusion net gain milestone

NextBigFuture brian wang | March 27, 2018 LPP Fusion has raised over $640,000 in its latest crowdfunding round. LPP fusion is preparing for beryllium electrode experiments for its attempt to prove out their dense plasma focus fusion designs. LPP fusion wants to build small, decentralized 5 Megawatt nuclear fusion generators that will use hydrogen and … Read more LPP Fusion has funds try to reach nuclear fusion net gain milestone

Why a nuclear fusion company is lasering in on cancer

Greenbiz Katie Fehrenbacher | March 12, 2018 TAE Technologies’ nuclear fusion reactor technology. Technology developed to try to crack the code of nuclear fusion — that elusive type of nuclear energy that powers the sun — is now being repurposed to kill cancer. The unusual move comes from TAE Technologies, a company that has been … Read more Why a nuclear fusion company is lasering in on cancer