Parliamentary question - E-001306/2023Parliamentary question

Facilitating private funding for nuclear fusion projects

Question for written answer  E-001306/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Johan Nissinen (ECR), Michiel Hoogeveen (ECR), Franc Bogovič (PPE), Anna Zalewska (ECR), Ladislav Ilčić (ECR), Veronika Vrecionová (ECR), Evžen Tošenovský (ECR), Alexandr Vondra (ECR), Charlie Weimers (ECR)

The United States recently celebrated a major breakthrough in nuclear fusion, while ITER – largely funded by the EU – does not envisage a first demonstration until 2030. Clearly there are differences between the American nuclear fusion project and ITER in terms of funding, scope, objectives, and governance structures. In particular, the US approach to funding appears to have the crucial difference that the bulk of financial support comes from private investors.

Submitted: 20.4.2023

Last updated: 28 April 2023
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