As a part of New York’s annual “Energy Week,” the American Security Project, in conjunction with FTI Strategic Communications, is proud to sponsor a lunch on new developments in fusion energy research. It will take place at FTI’s Wall Street Plaza office, 88 Pine Street, 32nd Floor, New York City, NY on Tuesday, June 16 at 12:30pm.
Fusion energy is real. It would revolutionize the American energy system by providing clean, safe, secure, and affordable energy. However, fusion is not yet commercially available because it is a tremendous technical challenge. Today, scientific breakthroughs in research institutions across America and around the world should allow for fusion to be a viable source of power much sooner than many had thought.
Dr. Dennis Whyte, the Director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, one of the world’s leading fusion experts, will detail how groundbreaking advances in superconducting magnets, 3D printing, fusion configurations, and super-computing mean that the day fusion provides powers to our economy could be closer than many had thought.
Mr. Edward Reilly, Global CEO of FTI Strategic Communications, will introduce, and Brigadier General Stephen Cheney, ASP’s CEO, will discuss why fusion is important for America: our national security, our economic competitiveness, and our scientific leadership.
Fusion research has been underfunded for years, relative to the game-changing potential it holds. Other countries aren’t waiting: right now America has the edge, but we are in danger of losing our leadership. It is time to build a program that will allow us to research, develop, and deploy the next generation of energy.
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