NPR Talks About Fusion

…and, not surprisingly, the ITER project in France is not only sucking all the money out of the room, it’s getting all the media attention.  $12-billion to get "close" to the actual goal of producing actual electricity.  Follow the link to listen to the report:

Researchers Seek to Recreate Fusion Power.

Morning Edition, August 20, 2007 · In southern France researchers are working on an idea for producing essentially limitless power without greenhouse gases. They’re building a massive machine that will recreate what usually only happens in stars or the sun — fusion. That’s where two atoms become one, and release energy.

David Kestenbaum’s report begins by saying "There’s a joke about fusion:  it’s the energy source of the future, and always will be."  Except, without it, there probably is no future.