The search for the home of Britain’s first nuclear fusion power station is now on, after the government yesterday invited communities across the UK to nominate their local area as the site for the ground-breaking zero emission power project. Local authorities, businesses, landowners, and Local Enterprise Partnerships have until March to submit an application that sets out why their region is the right place to host the UK’s prototype fusion plant, dubbed the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The government is aiming to get the prototype nuclear fusion plant that can provide a new source of clean energy to the UK’s power grid up and running by 2040, and has committed to spending £222m on the early-stage design phase of the project.
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UK government has called on local communities across the country to put forward proposals to host the UK’s prototype fusion energy power plant; when complete, the plant will pave the way to a limitless supply of low carbon, clean energy to the UK; follows Prime Minister’s ten-point-plan for a green industrial revolution and the UK’s ambition to be the first country in the world to commercialise fusion energy technology.
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