…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:
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.