Agora Studio: Is Fusion Ready for Prime Time?
Scientists have been experimenting with creating and controlling fusion energy, which would provide abundant, clean power. Climate change concerns have increased public, private, and philanthropic spending on new concepts and specific projects. What science and technology hurdles remain? What are the roadmaps and timelines guiding government projects and private start-ups? Speakers Michl Binderbauer, Chief Executive Officer, TAE Technologies Jonathan Carling, Chief Executive Officer, Tokamak Energy Bob Mumgaard, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Fusion Systems Chair Anne White, Professor and Head, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, SoE Distinguished Professor of Engineering, MIT