UK to build prototype fusion energy plant by 2040 – commerce minister

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Britain will build a fusion energy prototype factory, Commerce Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.

“We will build the UK’s first prototype fusion energy plant,” he told a Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. He said the plant would be built in Nottinghamshire, central England, to replace coal-fired power generation in the same area.

“The plant will be the first of its kind and will be built in 2040, capable of putting energy into the grid, and in doing so will demonstrate to the world the commercial viability of fusion energy.”

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Reporting by William James; Editing by Michael Holden

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