Commonwealth Fusion Systems

December 21, 2020

The race is on around the world to build the first fusion reactor that can generate excess energy

The U.K. government today invited communities around the country to volunteer a site for a prototype fusion reactor, which would be the first—it is hoped—to put electricity into the grid. The project, called Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), began last year with an initial £222 million over 5 years to develop a design. The […]

October 12, 2020

Nuclear fusion has long been considered the answer to zero-emission by-product-free energy generation

The decades-old dream of many scientists and science fiction writers may come true at some point over the next decade.  Researchers at MIT and a startup spun out of MIT are working on a nuclear fusion experiment, which they are fairly certain will achieve its goal of creating a hot burning plasma to produce for the […]

January 11, 2021

Renewable energy, namely wind and solar capacity, grew in the U.S., as did natural gas-fired generation

Wind and solar power capacity and generation have been growing steadily for years, as efforts to halt climate change and a desire for clean energy have gained public support around the world. As renewable energy costs have come down, growth is now being driven by economics. New technologies could also find a place in the […]

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