Category Archives: Fusion

ITER’s fusion fiasco makes it hard to develop alternative fusion projects

Nature Editorial: Fusion furore. Soaring construction costs for ITER are jeopardizing alternative fusion projects. 23 July 2014. Nature #511: 383-384. Fusion energy promises to combine the benefits of renewable resources — clean, carbon-free electric power — with the best qualities … Continue reading

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Why tokamak fusion not likely to work out

Fusion Research: Time to Set a New Path, by Robert Hirsch Summer 2015. Issues in Science and Technology. National Academy of Sciences, Volume 31 Issue 4 The inherent limitations of the tokamak design for fusion power will prevent it from … Continue reading

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Why fusion power is still 30 years away — if ever

Fusion is not likely to work out, yet it is the only possible energy source that could replace fossil fuels (see Science : No single or combination of alternative energy resources can replace fossil fuels). Ugo Bardi (2014), in his … Continue reading

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Fusion is the only way to replace fossil fuels. So how is ITER doing?

[ This website, and my book, When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the future of transportation, make the case that fossil fuel energy can not be replaced by other forms of energy. Martin Hoffert, et al makes a great concise … Continue reading

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Science : No single or combination of alternative energy resources can replace fossil fuels

Experts question new energy sources. Oct 31, 2002. AP. (APOnline) — None of the known alternate energy sources are technically ready to take the place of fossil fuels experts say in a new study: Martin Hoffert, et al 2002 Advanced … Continue reading

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