The United States will announce a major breakthrough in fusion energy

“The Department of Energy plans to announce on Tuesday that scientists have been able for the first time to produce a fusion reaction that creates a net energy gain – a major step in the multi-billion dollar quest that has been going on for decades to develop technology that provides unlimited, clean, cheap energy,” Washington Post reports.

“The goal of fusion research is to replicate the nuclear reaction by which energy is created on the sun. It’s a “holy grail” of carbon-free energy that scientists have been searching for since the 1950s. There’s still at least a decade – possibly decades – left in commercial use, but the latest development is likely to be presented by the Biden administration as an affirmation of massive government investment over the years.

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