AMERICAN SECURITY PROJECT
We know usion works.
Fusion is taking place
in laboratories all over the world, including in theUnited States. It is the process that powers the Sun and all the stars.
Te key step, through engineering, is to turn this
science act into a commercial product.
At the heart o usion energy is the world’s most amous equation,
E = mc
which captures the relation-ship o mass and energy.
Te process is very dierent rom a nuclear reactor, which splits large atoms to create energy but leaveslong-lived radioactive byproducts.
Fusion combines small atoms together
. In doing so, energy is re-leased and the byproduct is simply helium gas.
Commercial usion energy plants would use relatively tiny amounts o uel to generate millions o watts o electrical power.
Fusion is sustainable
: the uel is extracted rom seawater and lithium. Due to the amount o uel re-quired, the supply o these basic ingredients is essentially limitless.
Fusion is sae
: there is no chain reaction and there is no possibility o a meltdown. Unlike a nuclear s-sion reaction, control o usion is as simple as ficking a switch. When you turn it o, the reaction stops.Tere is no spent uel.
Fusion is clean
: there are no pollutants released in the air and no carbon is released.
Not only will usion give
America energy independence
, it will also create a large number o jobs.
United States runs the risk o losing the race to commercialize usion
to China or South Korea,due to lack o political will. America could be orced to buy its energy rom oreign countries that may not share its values or have its interests at heart.
Tere will need to be mass recapitalization o the energy generation market, as each present power plantin the U.S. will need to be replaced by 2050. Te question is:
what will those plants be using or uelin 2050