Unlocking Fusion
Chasing the Great Energy Dream
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “That’s good news for everyone but doom-saying Malthusians, whose Chicken Little warnings of some dystopian future are looking more and more off base.

    There’s still work to be done, and a lesson here for the world’s green policymakers: government dollars are much better spent on the research and development of technologies like fusion, than on cockamamie subsidy schemes meant to prop up uncompetitive solar and wind farms.”

    Excellent, I agree completely I would only add the alcohol subsidies that are forcing food prices so high, may be the worst of the subsidies and the hardest to remove.

  • ljgude

    Interesting that I can’t find any hits in the article for boron, polywell or Bussard the Navy’s long term fusion project that comes up on the radar from time to time and then disappears again.

  • Joseph Blieu

    Experienced engineers know that the only thing we know about new processes are their benefits, not their unintended consequences. Rest assured that there will be plenty of safety and enviro problems with fusion, just different ones. As a total package it may be better than fission or hydrocarbon combustion or not, go forward but don’t crow and be smug too soon.

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