Renewable Energy Threatens the World’s Biggest Science Project

ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, was supposed to offer plentiful power from fusions, a zero-pollution source, when governments started it in 2006. Now, as wind and solar farms spread, some without the help of subsidies, ITER in Provence is still decades away from proving whether its scientific theories can be put into practice.

With wind-farm developers starting to promise subsidy-free power by 2025 and electricity demand stagnating, even the project’s supporters are asking whether ITER will ever make sense.

Read more at Bloomberg
Photo: ITER

 

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