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International Progress on Fusion Energy – How American Leadership is Slipping

International Progress on Fusion Energy – How American Leadership is Slipping

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Policymakers are often searching for ways to break America’s addiction to fossil fuels and develop innovative technologies that can lead American industry over the fusion bannerlong-term.

Fusion power offers such a promise – the potential to harness clean, safe, secure and abundant power for generations. Successfully developing fusion power will also offer other benefits: the establishment of a high-tech industry that will bring vast new streams of revenue to America’s leading companies; spin-off innovations in robotics, supercomputers, and superconducting materials; the creation of an exportable technology that can capture a portion of the $37 trillion in energy investment required over the coming decades; and global leadership in a transformational new industry.

Because of this potential, It is no surprise that more and more countries are investing in fusion power.

Some of the U.S.’s leading high-tech competitors – China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Germany and France – are making aggressive investments in this space.

ASP’s fact sheet, “International Progress on Fusion Energy” outlines the steps other countries are taking in developing fusion energy.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is considering budget cuts to its fusion program, which will cause irreparable harm to the development of fusion power.

The United States has traditionally played a leading role in fusion power research and development.

If the U.S. fails to invest in fusion research, while the rest of the world makes rapid strides, America will fall behind.

We can restore America’s leadership in fusion power. It will require a national commitment. ASP’s White Paper, “Fusion Power: A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security,” provides a detailed roadmap on how to get there.

 

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International Fusion Fact Sheet by The American Security Project

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