It’s a landmark day for the high-energy physics people. The formal go-ahead for the construction of the ITER experimental fusion tokomak plant has been signed off by the contributing nations, and construction will start soon in southern France. Why they aren’t spending the 10 billion euros on making the alternative energy sources we already have work more efficiently is anyone’s guess.
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You really have to wonder. Is it because they’re too pig-headed to admit that maybe the environmental movement has been on the right track for ages? Are they (that is, governments and policy advisors the world over) scared of looking like hippies?
I suspect it is because there is a group that sees fusion as more viable, if it can be made to work well. Maybe. My first reaction is that it is like Open Source software; people will work on what they want, not necessarily because it is what is most needed.
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