Re-examining the role of nuclear fusion in a renewables-based energy mix

@article{Nicholas2021ReexaminingTR,
  title={Re-examining the role of nuclear fusion in a renewables-based energy mix},
  author={T. Nicholas and T. P. Davis and F. Federici and J. Leland and B. Patel and C.Vincent and S. H. Ward},
  journal={Energy Policy},
  year={2021},
  volume={149},
  pages={112043}
}
Abstract Fusion energy is often regarded as a long-term solution to the world's energy needs. However, even after solving the critical research challenges, engineering and materials science will still impose significant constraints on the characteristics of a fusion power plant. Meanwhile, the global energy grid must transition to low-carbon sources by 2050 to prevent the worst effects of climate change. We review three factors affecting fusion's future trajectory: (1) the significant drop in… Expand

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