Democrat President Joe Biden’s so-called “climate czar” John Kerry to planning to unveil new plans to globally commercialize nuclear fusion energy.
Biden’s “U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate” announced Monday he will unveil the first-of-its-kind global strategy during the United Nations green agenda summit in Dubai.
Kerry made the announcement during a visit to the Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) corporate headquarters in Devens, Massachusetts, near Boston.
According to Kerry, his plan seeks to secure an “inclusive fusion energy future.”
However, he made no mention of how the green agenda scheme would enrich his globalist corporate elite allies.
“Fusion energy is no longer just a science experiment,” Kerry said while previewing the plan.
“Benefitting from decades of investment from the Department of Energy’s world-leading Fusion Energy Sciences programs, it is now also an emerging climate solution.”
“I will have much more to say on the United States’ vision for international partnerships for an inclusive fusion energy future at COP28, during an event on December 5,” Kerry added, according to a readout of his remarks.
CFS, established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is working to bring fusion power plants to market.
The 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) will be held at Expo City Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The summit will run from November 30 to December 12.
Two sources tipped off Reuters before Kerry’s Monday announcement.
They told the outlet that Kerry’s plan seeks to advance globalism and foresees strengthened cooperation with other countries.
The plan serves as the first international strategy aiming to speed the commercialization of nuclear fusion.
As a U.S. senator more than a decade ago, Kerry pushed legislation that funded research at MIT seeking to replicate fusion to generate electricity on Earth.
The process, the same that powers the sun and stars, aims to use lasers or magnets to smash two light atoms into a denser one.
The fusion releases large amounts of energy.
If done successfully, fusion could have an important advantage over nuclear fission plants that split atoms.
Fusion does not produce long-lasting radioactive waste, and could also provide a cheap source of carbon-free electricity, according to Reuters.
Due to economic uncertainty and inflation, investments in the clean energy industry have stalled this year.
The Fusion Industry Association (FIA) tracked international fusion companies as having garnered about $1.4 billion in investments for a total of about $6.21 billion in mostly private funding in 2023.
That is a decline from the $2.83 billion in new investment recorded in 2022.
Some skeptics fear fusion will be too expensive and take too long to develop to adequately address “climate change.”
However, this year’s COP28 is viewed as an opportunity to court support from global partners to plan international deployment of the technology.
From 2022 to 2023, FIA said the number of companies receiving investments in global fusion jumped from 33 to 43.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems is one of about 25 of those companies in the United States.
Meanwhile, other nations are investing in fusion technology, including Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and the U.K.
Kerry toured the Boston-area company with CFS CEO Bob Mumgaard and Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Italian energy company Eni.