Fusion Finance Conversation:  An Invitation

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Fusion, the energy that powers the sun, has the potential to supply abundant, safe, clean, sustainable baseline power for all mankind, for a billion years. 

We are blocked from fusion’s transformative upside, however, by the technical challenges involved in attaining it. Yet, instead of rolling up our sleeves and giving the problem the appropriate resources it deserves, the fusion program is on the chopping block  and many innovative approaches have already been eliminated. 

How can we make the correct asset allocation decisions to bring about success in fusion?  How can creative financing accelerate the development of fusion?

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Fusion Budget Update, July 2013

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