Institution of Civil Engineers highlights potential of fusion energy

Friday 20 November 2021

On 20th November The Institution of Civil Engineers released its “State of the Nation” report on Low Carbon Infrastructure, with Fusion Energy featuring in the report for the first time.

The findings on long term solutions for low carbon infrastructure state that:

“In the longer term... technologies such as nuclear fusion have the potential to provide a sustainable long-term solution to the world’s need for secure base-load electricity – offering abundant, low cost, zero emission and low waste energy.“

“ … at present fusion remains a laboratory technology because the amount of energy required to put into fusion outweighs the yield.“

“Further research, financial and government support must be continued in the short and medium-term. Equally, engagement between fusion scientists and the engineering community is essential now so that fusion can advance from simply being a scientific development to an infrastructure reality.”

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