UK commits £220m for nuclear fusion power plant by 2040

The UK Atomic Energy Authority will work with industry partners and academics and aim to complete the design by 2024

EU lends €250m for fusion energy research in Italy

Around 1,500 scientists and technicians will be involved in the project

New £22m fusion energy research facility to open in Yorkshire

The UK Atomic Energy Agency will work with industrial partners to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low carbon electricity

Boris Johnson hails ‘world leading’ fusion energy research in Oxfordshire

The prime minister visited the research centre, marking the government’s plans for a new fast-track visa route for the best scientists to continue to move to the UK after Brexit

US invests $14m in nuclear fusion energy research

A major goal of the research is to develop methods to sustaining steady-state or continuous operation of fusion reactors

UK nuclear fusion energy project secures EU funding

The Joint European Torus in Culham, operated by the UK Atomic Energy Authority, will receive at least €100m over the next two years

Prince William tours UK’s new fusion energy experiment

Fusion energy research aims to copy the process which powers the sun for a new large-scale source of clean energy on Earth

US invests $36.4m in fusion energy research

Funding has been provided to 37 universities, national laboratories and private companies

US National Ignition Facility edges closer to fusion with new record

Scientists at the energy centre managed to fire 2.15 megajoules of energy into a target chamber

Sir David King joins nuclear fusion advisory board

First Light Fusion aims to unlock the way to ‘safe, clean and virtually limitless energy’