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Abstract

Nuclear Fusion is one of the options to replace fossil fuels in energy production. The worldwide demand of energy with an estimated increase of electricity production by at least a factor of two in the second half of this century, fading resources of raw materials and a growing concern about global warming require innovative solutions.

While energy converted from radiation of the sun may become attractive for wide spread settlements, the growing number of mega-cities will require large units of power. This is the market where nuclear fusion energy may, once developed, play an important role.

Practically inexhaustible fuel resources, attractive safety features and no emissions of gases that cause global warming are the advantageous features of fusion energy.

Additional information

Authors: KAST G, Fusion Programme, Association FZK-EURATOM, (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19707 EN (2000). Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from: Documentation Service JRC Ispra Fax: +39-033-2785818
ISBN: ISBN: N/A
Record Number: 200013246 / Last updated on: 2001-06-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en