We await tomorrow’s DOE results on fusion

Fusion energy has been talked about since the 1950’s. This is the process the Sun uses, compressing together 4 hydrogen atoms into 1 helium, with the extra mass being converted into radiation. Tomorrow, the Department of Energy will release results showing that about 20% more energy was released in a fusion experiment than was consumed. This would be a world first. Scientists will analyze the results, poke holes in it, and work to replicate it if true.


Many science fiction stories have been written on fusion. The impact fusion could have on sustainable, widespread, clean energy, on equalizing living standards, eliminating poverty, improving health can not be underestimated. We realize it will take decades to scale. As we see with wind and solar, we can use all the clean energy we can get. Our current economic system is based on scarcity: Scarcity of labor, scarcity of materials, scarcity of money. A world of abundance would create new economic theories, new paradigms how we live. That’s the world science fictions authors have written about.

We’ll cover the fusion research tomorrow in more detail.

Sincerely yours,


Published by smilingdad

My story is one of tragedy and redemption. We've made many mistakes along the way regarding our money. Our goal here is to show you how to take care of your money life long, and as much as we can, help the Earth along the way. I call it sustainable personal finance and ethical capitalism. Currently, I am a part time writer for Cleantechnica and part-time licensed financial professional, along with being a full-time dad.

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