U.S. to Announce Nuclear Energy Plan at UN Summit

The atomic fusion process makes technological advances.

U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry announced this week that the U.S. will lay out the first international strategy to push nuclear fusion energy toward mass commercialization.

Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are different processes, both of which can produce large amounts of usable energy for public power. At the moment, nuclear fission, the process of splitting atoms, is regularly used for commercial energy, but it creates nuclear waste that will not break down and must be stored in secure bunkers. Nuclear fusion, the process of pushing two atoms together, creates no nuclear waste but is significantly more technologically laborious and resource-heavy.

This past August, scientists in California repeated an atomic fusion process called ignition in their labs, opening the door for further scientific development. Envoy Kerry did not specify if this breakthrough was linked to the U.S. commercialization plan, only that the plan will be unveiled at the upcoming 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

“Fusion energy is no longer just a science experiment,” Envoy Kerry said during a visit to the Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) corporate headquarters in Massachusetts. “Benefitting from decades of investment from the Department of Energy’s world-leading Fusion Energy Sciences programs, it is now also an emerging climate solution.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Envoy Kerry as he prepares for COP28 and the disclosure of the atomic fusion plan.
  • For the president and his administration as they promote alternative sources of power to address climate issues.

Sources: Reuters, Fox News


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