ITER is a showcase ... for the drawbacks of fusion energy

ITER is a showcase … for the drawbacks of fusion energy

A year ago, I wrote a critique of fusion as an energy source, titled “ Fusion reactors: Not what they’re cracked up to be .” That article generated a lot of interest, judging from the more than 100 reader comments it generated. Consequently, I was asked to write a follow-up and continue the conversation with Bulletin readers. But first, some background, for the benefit of those just coming into the room. I am a research physicist, who worked on nuclear fusion experiments for 25 years at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab in New Jersey. My research interests were in […]