The ELF’s Techno-Sustainability Series is built on the assumption that technology is our ally in tackling climatic and environmental challenges. New and existing technologies are the pivotal point around which to construct the whole discussion about sustainability in Europe.
Author: Francesco Cappelletti, Policy and Research Officer, European Liberal Forum
Using nuclear fusion technology to produce clean energy is a way to improve the transition toward a sustainable economy in Europe, generating largescale, carbon-free energy. Not only is it an important scientific and technological achievement, but it is also more efficient than all other forms of (clean) energy production.
Without claiming to be exhaustive, this paper aims to introduce the concept of fusion technology, providing an overview of the current achievements and regulatory framework in the EU, and highlighting the relevant stakeholders and projects that can potentially lead to future large-scale implementation of this technology as part of the EU sustainable transition.