If you play a game of word association with the phrase “nuclear fusion,” chances are someone will shout out, “always forty years in the future”(maybe they’d say “thirty” but you get the point) and, “expensive.” Fusion, the elusive Holy Grail energy technology, has remained decades away ever since physicists seriously began positing it in the 1950s as a clean, safe, plentiful power source. It can indeed carry a hefty price
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Could the continent start hosting novel reactors?
It is becoming a trend: As countries from the developed world prevaricate over nuclear power, the technology is gaining favor in underdeveloped nations and other places where you might not expect it as a source of desperately needed clean, steady, low-carbon electricity. Want proof? Just look at the last week’s headlines from Africa alone, where three countries – Nigeria, Kenya and Algeria – all made moves toward establishing their first
A low-CO2 model for other countries too
Nuclear energy developer Bill Gates – better known as software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates – is reportedly mulling a proposal to build his novel reactor for Indonesia, and while a deal looks unlikely, the prospect underscores how nuclear is poised for a pivotal transition towards not only superior new reactor technologies, but also to new markets and innovative uses of the clean energy source. Gates, who is chairman of