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The growth in worldwide energy demand, and the unsustainable character of the present major energy sources, requires the development of abundant, clean and sustainable energy sources. The European Union is moving towards the construction of an experimental reactor, ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), which should lead to the commercial use of fusion power by the middle of the century.

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Authors: TRAN M Q, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association EURATOM-Confederation Suisse, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Parliament Magazine, Issue 139, 6 May 2002, p. 30.
Availability: Available free of charge from Parliament Magazine, Tel: +32 2 285 0828; e-mail:
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