Great Expectations - A Review of Nuclear Fusion Research

Clark, Judy and MacKerron, Gordon (1989) Great Expectations - A Review of Nuclear Fusion Research. Energy Policy, 17 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 03014215

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Abstract

Fusion research policy has recently come under scrutiny, prompted by rising research costs and increasing doubt about the value of such long-term work. This paper reviews the basic principles of fusion, the research and development still required, the costs of research to date, justifications for it, and future policy options; and examines in broad terms some of the ways in which fusion can be and has been evaluated. Throughout, the emphasis is on the need to compare fusion on equal terms with those technological options with which it may compete, and in the context of different energy futures.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Gordon MacKerron
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:53
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 09:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22831
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