Close this search box.

Getting climate, energy & environment news right.

Fluor to Design Commercial Laser Fusion Power Plant

Sonal Patel of Power reports on a new development in the world of fusion energy.

The C3 Take
  • California-based Longview Fusion Energy has partnered with fusion construction specialist Fluor to design a commercial laser fusion power plant, following a breakthrough in fusion technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF).
  • Fusion energy, achieved through the fusion of light atoms like hydrogen, requires extremely high temperatures to initiate fusion reactions, a process facilitated by NIF’s laser-driven inertial confinement method.
  •  Longview’s power plants aim to replicate NIF’s fusion breakthrough using modern lasers and patented designs, with plans to deliver carbon-free energy to the market starting in the 2030s, potentially revolutionizing the energy industry.

“The Fusion Industry Association reports that at least 25 companies ‘think the first fusion plant will deliver electricity to the grid before 2035.’ It notes: ‘Companies are increasingly confident of meeting their ambitious goals. That will require focus on mid-term milestones, embracing risk and parallel pathways, new partnerships, and (crucially) more resources.’ So far, at least one company, Type One Energy Group, has announced a potential site for its stellarator fusion prototype at Tennessee Valley Authority’s Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee, a shuttered coal plant.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

Copyright © 2020 Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions

Subscribe to our exclusive email designed for conservatives who care about climate.

Help us promote free market solutions for climate change.

5 Incredible Ways Economic Freedom Helps the Planet.

Sign up for our newsletter now to get the full list right in your inbox.

Thank you for signing up

Help us promote sensible solutions for both planet and prosperity.

Download Now

The Left’s Top 10 Climate Denials

Download Now