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The preliminary findings of the "Study Group on Environmental, Safety-Related and Economic Potential of Fusion Power" (EEF), are reported as available at mid July 1989. The European energy scene and the potential market for fusion at the time of its maturity as an energy technology, by the middle of the 21st century, are analysed and possible elements of future energy policies are outlined in which the conservation of the natural environment is believed to have a prominent role. A set of parameters of a reference Tokamak fusion reactor is presented and possible improvements are discussed. A methodology is outlined to assess the competitivity in 2050 of fusion against fission and fossil energy technology. Applying the method to present estimates of fusion power cost, it is concluded that, using a conservative extrapolation, fusion technology may well attain competitiveness.

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Authors: DARVAS J, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminar on "Safety, Environmental Impact, and Economic Prospects of Nuclear Fusion", Erice (IT), Aug 6-12, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34967 ORA
Record Number: 198911146 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en