Helion announces world’s first fusion energy purchase agreement with Microsoft

Our explanation of what the news that Helion Energy will provide Microsoft with electricity in 5 years means for the industry.

May 24, 2023

Japan’s Fusion Energy Innovation Strategy

The Japanese Government have announced its first nuclear fusion strategy, backing up the collaboration between public and private sectors. Find out more about the strategy and why it's important .

May 17, 2023

First steady-state, high performance tokamak plasma achieved on EAST in China

The EAST tokamak achieved a stable H-mode plasma for 403 seconds, which is a new record pulse length for high performance operation in tokamaks (over 6.5 minutes).

Apr 27, 2023

US fusion regulation will separate it from nuclear fission

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted unanimously for the development of a fusion regulatory framework. What does this mean for fusion?

Apr 21, 2023

Commonwealth Fusion Systems and Eni Sign Strategic Framework Agreement

Fusion company CFS and energy company Eni have signed an agreement for closer collaboration on fusion. Read to understand why this is significant news.

Mar 15, 2023

$1bn for fusion in Biden's US budget request for 2024

President Biden has announced the 2024 budget proposal which includes record funding for fusion energy. Here are some details.

Mar 09, 2023

NIF achieves energy gain

The U.S. Department of Energy announces that the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has achieved fusion energy gain.

Dec 13, 2022

US Department of Energy announces $50M fusion development programme

On Thursday, September 22, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $50M fusion development program at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Oct 07, 2022

Regulation decision to help ‘accelerate’ fusion energy progress

On 20th June 2022, the UK government announced that fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency (EA) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Jun 26, 2022

First Light announces fusion from their projectile-driven approach

First Light Fusion has achieved fusion reactions by a new approach, proving their unique new target technology.

Apr 07, 2022

USA: Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a White House Summit where fusion energy leaders set out their proposal for an updated fusion strategy.

Mar 23, 2022

Tokamak Energy Achieves Plasma Temperatures of 100 Million Degrees

The Tokamak Energy team has achieved plasma temperatures of 100 million degrees in their spherical tokamak fusion device ST40. This is the temperature threshold required for commercial fusion energy.

Mar 10, 2022

Significance of JET Record Fusion Energy Announcement

On Wednesday 9th February, EUROfusion and the UK Atomic Energy Authority announced the results of the latest experimental campaign on the JET tokamak.

Feb 11, 2022

Commonwealth Fusion Systems Raises $1.8 Billion in Funding to Commercialise Fusion Energy

We’re really seeing the momentum build in the fusion space now and the increased funding will allow the plans to be executed faster.

Dec 02, 2021

Helion announces the largest private fusion fundraise so far - $500m+

Private fusion company Helion has secured $500m to deliver a fusion demonstrator, and there’s additional commitments of $1.7bn going forward.

Nov 10, 2021

UK set to be first country to legislate for safe and efficient rollout of fusion energy

The UK government has released a fusion strategy document and declared that the UK will become the first country in the world to legislate the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy.

Oct 04, 2021

Commonwealth Fusion Systems creates viable path to commercial fusion power with world’s strongest magnet

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) announced the successful test of the world’s strongest high-temperature superconducting (HTS) fusion magnet. So, what have they done and why does it matter?

Sep 10, 2021

NIF Experiment Puts Researchers at Threshold of Fusion Ignition

A National Ignition Facility (NIF) experiment achieved a fusion energy release of 1.3 mega joules (MJ). So, what have they done and why does it matter?

Aug 20, 2021