Atlantic Council – The Future of Fusion Technology in the United States
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center on Friday, November 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET for a public virtual event featuring US Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA-3). Leaders from the private sector and the federal government will discuss the role of fusion energy in US decarbonization and the pathways to commercialization and deployment.
Fusion technology—the process of harnessing the energy released by fusing hydrogen atoms together—has the potential to be a game-changer in the quest to decarbonize the national economy. Several features contribute to making fusion the ideal candidate to supplement intermittent renewable sources: a virtually unlimited, carbon-free fuel source; minimal safety concerns for the public; and the capacity to provide clean, reliable, baseload power. Technological advances over the past decades have given rise to a burgeoning domestic fusion industry, which aims to achieve break-even energy production within the decade and to have fusion power on the grid by the early 2030s.
The Hon. Lori Trahan
US Representative (D-MA-3)
US House of Representatives
A conversation with
Commonwealth Fusion Systems
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center;
US Arctic Research Commission