Calling All “Fusioneers”! New US Fusion Energy Website Launched

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  1. wgabrie

    wgabrie Well-Known Member Donor

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    "The U.S. Fusion Outreach Team, a grassroots organization in the fusion community focused on reducing barriers to outreach efforts, has launched a new centralized website to engage an expanding workforce, media, educators, and the public in the journey toward a world powered by fusion energy."
    Calling All “Fusioneers”! New US Fusion Energy Website Launched (scitechdaily.com)

    This seems interesting. It may be that Fusion power is just about ready to get its day in the sun, and is not just a pipe dream after all.

    A cool website with information about Fusion power in the USA is here to boot: Home | U.S. Fusion Energy (usfusionenergy.org)

    So, now who among us have the skills or resources to help this effort?

    I don't personally have anything to give to this effort, but even if early run Fusion is run commercially and doesn't produce more power generated than is put in, well, any type of power plant would still spend money on fuel to produce power so it's just more of the same. They will take it out of consumers' pockets and you'll still have an electric bill for now. That's not what they're saying, it's just an opinion.
     
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    Sounds like another round billions $$$ wasted validating that

    To achieve sustainable fusion

    You need a mass ten times jupiter's....
     
  3. David Landbrecht

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    "Its day in the sun"! Now, that is funny!
    The Sun is the only fusion reactor we need.
     
  4. WillReadmore

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    Fusion holds the promise of clean energy in huge amounts.

    Today, China leads and SKorea is in second place. Russia and others are making progress.

    In fact, China leads in all categories of solar and wind, too - patents, manufacturing, installation, export. And, they are making inroads politically in Africa and other places, since they have energy solutions to offer.

    In the US, clean energy employs more people than does oil. But, somehow we just do not see clean energy as an important sector. And, I wonder if we ever will, at least until we're so far behind that catching up in this incredibly important segment is totally imaginary.
     
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    For solar to become important I think it will be necessary to have building codes that require solar wherever justifiable. Until then, solar requires an investment that individual rooftop owners will find problematic, because the payout takes a few years.

    By making solar a part of the original house/building, the owner gets the benefit of the cost being spread over the life of the home/building loan - making it a significantly attractive addition.
     
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