• The government’s chief scientific adviser visits the UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion Credit: lesston/Shutterstock.com

The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, traveled to Oxfordshire to visit the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion (FLF), as reported on Monday 26 September.

The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser visited the UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion to learn about the transformative potential of fusion power in the global fight against climate change.

Speaking about the visit, Sir Patrick stated:

“It was fantastic to visit UKAEA and FLF today and see first-hand the exciting potential of fusion technology and the rapid progress being made.”

“Their collective and ongoing contribution to nuclear fusion research and demonstration is helping to solve one of the world’s greatest challenges in decarbonizing our global energy systems, as well as advancing a variety of critical areas of science and technology.” .

Professor Ian Chapman, Executive Director of the UKAEA, stated:

“We believe that fusion power can be an environmentally responsible part of the world’s future energy mix and it was fantastic to discuss the pioneering research and innovation being done here in the UK with Sir Patrick.”

“UKAEA continues to create jobs and drive economic growth in adjacent and fusion-focused fields, while helping to keep the country at the forefront of the international scientific community.”

The news follows reports that the UK government will provide £49.4 million in funding to help British industry end its reliance on fossil fuels and cut energy costs, as reported on Friday 23rd September.

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