just saw this...anyone know more?
WHITE HOUSE PIVOTS TO NUCLEAR ENERGY: The Biden Administration has released a statement calling for the initiatives for nuclear fusion energy as part of the clean energy agenda. The Deputy Director of White House Science and Technology Policy, Alondra Nelson, stated that nuclear energy investment is critical to decarbonizing the U.S. economy by 2050. The Department of Energy (DOE) is directed “to develop a decadal strategy to accelerate the viability of commercial fusion energy in partnership with the private sector.” Almost 19% of U.S. energy comes from nuclear sources compared to the over 60% from fossil fuels. (Analyst Comment: The effort comes after the U.S. feels the impact of energy dependency from global oil supplies. The Russia-Ukraine war is reinforcing the domestic energy independence debate since President Biden began his agenda toward green energy. The shift of focus to nuclear fusion comes as wind and solar energy alternatives have not demonstrated the capacity to replace traditional oil energy sources. — D.F.)