Ross Pomeroy, assistant editor of RealClearScience, published an article on fusion energy on June 21. As Pomeroy notes, fusion energy has made extraordinary progress over the last several decades and holds great promise. When commercialized, fusion will provide clean, safe, abundant baseload power:
After the completion of the fusion test plant, construction of commercial facilities producing between 1,000 and 1,500 megawatts of fusion power can get underway. These power plants will produce electricity that’s hard to find fault with. The energy will be base-load — always available. It will be clean — there will be no carbon dioxide emissions or hazardous waste. It will be cheap — early estimates show fusion power to be cost-competitive with coal, even without a carbon tax. It will be nearly limitless — up to 30 million years of fusion fuel exists on Earth. And most importantly, it will be made in America — Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) has been produced entirely within the United States.
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