Commenting on the UK Government’s announcement of its domestic fusion energy strategy, UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) CEO, Professor Sir Ian Chapman, said:
“UKAEA welcomes the clarity about our future relationship with the Euratom Research and Training programme which provides the certainty needed by the sector.
The government’s commitment to an ambitious alternative R&D programme will be hugely important in sustaining the UK’s position as a leader in fusion R&D as well as developing an industrial capability to deliver future fusion power plants. We welcome the ambition to retain, and even enhance, our international collaborative relationships through this substantial package of alternative R&D. We look forward to working with our industrial partners to deliver on the UK’s fusion strategy as well as developing even stronger collaboration with our international partners.”
Fusion Industry Association statement of support for new fusion programme