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Urgency needed as fusion energy moves closer to reality

Researchers say commercial production ‘realistic’ by mid-century

The pursuit of fusion energy, long the holy grail of the energy industry with its promise of virtually unlimited clean fuel, is progressing but needs to take on a greater sense of urgency if it is to play a role in meeting the world’s energy needs before the middle of the decade, delegates at WEC Daegu 2013 heard. “This is the most ambitious scientific undertaking since putting a man on the moon, both in terms of complexity and technology,” said Oskar Sigvaldason, president of SCMS Global, a consultancy. That undertaking is now focused largely on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, which is being built in the French countryside. The project, which is backed

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