Advanced nuclear for net zero

The first session of acumen7’s February meeting was another fascinating presentation from the University of Cambridge’s Tony Roulstone, with a quick tour of advanced nuclear – fusion and fission – and how they might play into net zero by 2050. The UK has been at the forefront of both, but things are different now, with both the UK and others around the world looking again at the possibilities of vastly increased energy from nuclear. An interesting development is the importance of private equity – three of the five projects described are privately funded, which was unheard of in fusion until now.


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