Government Chief Scientific Adviser visits UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion

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The Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, has travelled to Oxfordshire to visit the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion (FLF), as reported on Monday, September 26.

The Government Chief Scientific Adviser visited the UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion to learn about transformative potential of fusion energy 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, ongoing contribution to nuclear fusion research and demonstration is helping to solve one of the world’s greatest challenges in decarbonising our global energy systems, as well as advancing a range of critical science and technology areas.”

Professor Ian Chapman, UKAEA Chief Executive, stated:

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

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

The news follows reports that the UK Government will be supplying £49.4 million in funding to help the British industry end their reliance on fossil fuels and reduce energy costs, as reported on Friday, September 23.

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