Assembly has begun on the world’s biggest nuclear fusion project – but the UK will not be a part of it. The £18.2 billion facility in southern France will take five years to build, but will then be able to start generating the scalding-hot ‘plasma’ required for fusion power – which could be a source of clean, unlimited energy to help address the climate crisis. Iter is a collaboration between China, the EU, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the US – all of whom are sharing in the costs of construction. But Britain – despite currently being involved – is set to tumble out of the project, after the government withdrew from the Euratom treaty as part of Brexit.
The London Economic 3rd Aug 2020 read more »