https://www.neimagazine.com/features/fe ... r-8826122/
Well, here’s another article, dated yesterday, which indicates the first article was not exactly being truthful …As part of its net zero carbon emissions by 2050 goal, the UK government has also announced that it is looking for a 100 hectare site to build the world’s first prototype nuclear fusion power plant, and hopes to start construction by 2030. The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) project, as it is known, is being overseen by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), and aims to have an operational facility by 2040.
https://www.thenational.scot/news/19867 ... pposition/
This seems to indicate that the working PROTOTYPE is not slated to be finished until 2050, not 2040. And that means that having enough commercial plants on line to provide even a fraction of the UK's power likely wouldn’t occur until 2060 or even 2070 (given how long large power plants take to build). Thus, fusion powering even the western world is clearly STILL more than 40 years away, at least. Thus, the suggestion that fusion will save the world from the climate crisis the AGWalarmists claim will occur before that is SILLY. It's dishonest. It's propaganda.THE UK Government is considering a Scottish site for a new nuclear fusion energy station - despite the Scottish Government’s opposition. Conservative Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will choose one of five potential locations to build the prototype fusion power plant, including a site at Ardeer, near Stevenston, on the Ayrshire coast. … snip … Known as the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (Step), the project aims to prove that fusion technology can produce energy for the electricity grid and pave the way for similar, commercial power stations. … snip … A total of £222 million in preparatory funding has been allocated to select a site and develop a concept design, with a “considerably higher quantum of money” then required to build the working power plan by 2050, according to Leon Flexman of the UKAEA.
Then we have the article below boasting about the effort to site this prototype fusion plant in another region of the British Isles …
https://westbridgfordwire.com/coal-fire ... ergy-site/
Again we see the 2040 date being used to try and sell the public on what they are doing. And, truth is, the claim that what they are doing is copying the processes that power the sun is dishonest, since in venues that the public probably isn't aware due to lack of interest in astrophysics or because the mainstream media won't often cover news questioning the mainstream), mainstream scientists admit that they still do NOT understand how the sun works. That being the case, how can right now they possibly be “copying” the processes used to power the sun? But that fact doesn’t stop gnomists from massive land acquisition and plans to spend hundreds of billions (perhaps trillions) of dollars, with consequences spanning decades into the future.A Nottinghamshire power station has been cut from a shortlist of places which could become a pioneering fusion energy site.
… snip …
However, another Nottinghamshire site is back on the shortlist, as a site known as ‘West Burton A’, in Retford, will instead be considered to host the STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) fusion project.
Fusion produces a source of clean electricity by copying the processes that power the sun – and the new site could be built as soon as 2040, if scientists can finalise the technology.
By the way, I thought this statement by one of the government employees in another article also questionable …
https://www.irvinetimes.com/news/198665 ... vent-held/
Seriously, do any of you really think any size outcry against a fusion power plant by the people of Ardeer (population all of 9000) would affect the government decision … given that Scotland's government is already on record against it? The truth is this gnome has become too big to fail and those behind them aren’t going to let the unhappiness of even 9000 people stop them. After all, while they try to *sell* the fusion power plant site on the basis of a few thousand new jobs they’d create in the community, the truth is that the mortgages, vacations, educations, retirement plans, etc, etc, etc of tens if not hundreds of thousand of people are now dependent on the gnome moving forward over at least the next 40 years. Just saying …PEOPLE in Ardeer and beyond are to be asked for their thoughts next week on setting up a nuclear fusion plant in the area. … snip .. Leon Flexman from UKAEA commented on the influence of public opinion in a council meeting this week, January 21. “If there was a huge outcry against fusion coming to any of the sites, we would give it consideration.”