Defying EU fusion reactors

Politics ♦ Published: July 15, 2010; 00:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

According to calculations of the Green Party Federal Councillor Elisabeth Kerschbaum the project costs Austria €158m.

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"These funds would be more efficiently used in research and development of renewable energies," she says.

Besides the nuclear fusion reactor in southern France will not be completed until 2019 and the fusion technology will be commercially usable in 2055 at the earliest. "Far too late for climate and energy issues", she argues.

In a recently formed task force the…

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