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.
Fusion energy holds great promise to meet America’s energy needs. Energy from fusion is clean, safe, secure and abundant. ASP’s new White Paper report provides a detailed plan on how to accelerate the development of fusion power.
ASP’s White Paper, “Fusion Power: A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security,” provides a compelling case to develop fusion power on an accelerated timescale and how we can get there. Here is an Executive Summary of the White Paper. It provides a concise summary of the critical steps needed to accelerate the development of fusion power.
Fusion energy holds the promise of providing a practically inexhaustible source of energy. But, what is fusion? ASP’s fact sheet, “What is Fusion Power?” provides clear answers on how fusion works, the main approaches to fusion, and the benefits of fully developing fusion power.
The American Security Project believes that fusion has the potential to supply our economy with a nearly inexhaustible supply of energy. Fusion energy is clean, safe, secure and abundant. Here is a collection of our work on fusion. These reports, fact sheets, and perspective papers provide insight into fusion energy, the obstacles it faces, and next steps to commercialization.
Inertial Confinement Fusion is one of the two main approaches to fusion energy. The National Ignition Facility (NIF), a leading Inertial Confinement Fusion laboratory part of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, uses the world’s most powerful lasers to compress a fuel pellet. With heat and pressure, the lasers force the atoms in the fuel pellet to fuse together, releasing enormous amounts of energy.