Fusion power [electronic resource] : a ten-year plan for American energy security / Andrew Holland and Nick Cunningham.
- Other Title:
- JSTOR Security Studies.
- [Washington, DC] : American Security Project, 2014.
1 online resource
- Controlled fusion -- Government policy -- United States.
Energy security -- United States.
Energy policy -- United States.
Fusion reactors -- Government policy -- United States.
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- This paper provides a detailed plan on how to accelerate the development of fusion power. Why do we need fusion power? The American economy depends on reliable, affordable sources of power. Over the next several decades, almost all of the power plants in the U.S. will need to be replaced, and America's dependence on fossil fuels presents serious national security concerns, they sap our economy, exacerbate climate change, and constrict U.S. foreign policy. Fusion energy can meet America's energy needs. Energy from fusion is clean, safe, secure, and abundant. However, given current support for fusion, commercializing this power source remains decades away. This report lays out an 'Apollo Program' for fusion power that will lead to the demonstration of the scientific basis for fusion power within a decade. To get there, the report provides several recommendations. For example, the President should appoint a Fusion Power Commissioner to organize, streamline and, lead on fusion power development, the Congress should immediately increase funding for fusion research, and scientists should begin working with the private sector.
The approaches to fusion.
The urgent steps needed to commercialize fusion energy.
Seizing the opportunity
About the authors.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-41).
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ASP, viewed July 18, 2014).
- Cunningham, Nick, author.
American Security Project, publisher.
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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