Fusion power: how close are we? | FT Film

Financial Times

For the first time, US scientists have achieved a fusion reaction with net energy gain.

But the dream of limitless zero-carbon energy is still a long way from reality. The FT’s Simon Mundy meets scientists and investors in the UK, France and US, to see how close we really are to commercial fusion power.

Read more at https://on.ft.com/3GJl1JF

This week scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced they had achieved energy gain in a fusion reaction for the first time © AP

00:00 – What powers the universe

01:04 – ITER: the biggest experiment in human history

04:28 – What is fusion?

06:38 – Replicating the sun

08:38 – The US breakthrough

13:46 – The investors

20:40 – A new class of magnet

24:30 – Dream or reality?