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WHITE PAPER: Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security

WHITE PAPER: Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security

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ASP’s new White Paper report, “Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security” 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 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.

Check out ASP’s Fact Sheet on Fusion here

Fusion energy holds great promise to meet America’s energy needs. Energy from fusion is clean, safe, secure and abundant. However, given current support for fusion, commercializing fusion power remains decades away.

ASP’s report lays out an “Apollo Program” for fusion power that will lead to demonstration-level 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.

Read the full report below.

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Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security – White Paper 2013 by The American Security Project

26 Comments

  1. […] Some have a hard time buying into fusion power because they perceive a payoff measured in decades and an investment tallied up in the tens of billions of dollars. That is part of the reason why U.S. government support of fusion research is waning at a time when foreign investment in the technology is not. At current spending, it will be the mid-21st Century before a commercially viable U.S. fusion plant is ready, as pointed out in the American Security Project’s latest white paper on fusion power. […]

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