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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
A. Sykes, A. E. Costley, M. P. Gryaznevich, D. Kingham, J. Hugill, C. Windsor, P. Buxton, J. G. Morgan, B. Huang, G. Hammond, J. Fanthome, G. Smith, S. Ball, S. Chappell, Z. Melhem
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 2 | September 2015 | Pages 237-244
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-984
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The realization of power from Magnetic Confinement Fusion is presently following a plan that will span several decades. The mainstream route is via ITER, combined with, or followed by, materials development on a Fusion Neutron Science Facility, then a DEMO reactor, which, as presently visualised, is considerably larger than ITER. We consider smaller-scale alternatives and developments which may make more rapid progress towards the much needed goal of economic, safe, clean fusion power, but still based on the tokamak.