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fusionOMEGA Laser Fusion Work is Progress on a Long Road

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Researchers at the OMEGA Laser Facility at the University of Rochester in New York improved the fusion yield by a factor of three compared with OMEGA’s previous record. The OMEGA facility focuses 60 high-power laser beams are directed onto a …

energyITER and Many Nuclear Fusion Startups Use Misleading Power Terms

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The Nuclear Fusion industry has been working towards various kinds of milestones in energy generation and various kinds of energy breakeven. The public only cares about the point when the fusion reactor will continually generate commercial power at a price …

batteriesGreen New Deal is Impossible and A Partial Attempt Would Cost Over $50 Trillion

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I did not think it was necessary to point out how laughably impossible the Green New Deal was. However, there are actual claims of support for it. Business Insider is citing support via an online poll. I will quantify how …

energyFirst Light Uses a Electromagnetic Railgun to Fire Mach 58 Projectiles to Create Fusion

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First Light Fusion is trying to generate energy using inertial confinement fusion. They spunout from the University of Oxford in June 2011. First Light uses a high-velocity projectile (58 times the speed of sound) to create a shockwave to collapse …

energyTaiwan’s Ruling DPP Will Continue Nuclear Phaseout Against the Will of the People

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Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) made public a revised national energy policy to continue a nuclear energy phaseout despite a vote by the people of Taiwan to continue using nuclear power. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has determined …

chinaChina Approved Four New Nuclear Reactors and New Wind Farms

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1. China has approved four nuclear power reactors after a three-year pause in nuclear reactor approvals. Four Hualong One units were approved after completing a safety review. The four units can pour the nuclear island first concrete (FCD) and formally …

energyLPP Fusion Update for 2019

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LPP Fusion is working on dense plasma focus fusion. LPP Fusion Technical Milestones in 2018: Completed experiments with tungsten electrodes Observational confirmation of the destruction of filaments Publication of cosmology results in leading journal—Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society …

energyNuclear Fusion Commercialization Race

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Nextbigfuture was emailed a correction for TAE Technologies. In a video, the CEO of TAE Technologies said that TAE Technologies would commercialize within 5 years. TAE Technologies clarified in an email that they would begin commercialization efforts by 2023. This …

energyRussia Will Test a New Sodium Fast Reactor and Reprocessing to Handle All Nuclear Waste

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The MBIR is a sodium-cooled fast reactor with 150 megawatts of thermal power and will have a design life of up to 50 years. It will be a multi-loop research reactor capable of testing lead, lead-bismuth and gas coolants, and …

analysisNuclear Power Has Saved 3 Million Lives

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Going to nuclear power and uranium would be many times faster than replacing fossil fuels with renewables. There is a constant stream of death and sickness from fossil fuels. Japan and Germany went to more coal. Renewables can be better …