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Sir Arthur Eddington; British scientist, 1882 - 1944
Nuclear Fusion powers every star in the Universe. Sir Arthur Eddington first proposed this method back in 1926. This process is the opposite to Fission where atoms are split to release energy. Fusion power stations will be far cleaner and the fuel plentiful. The ideal fuel is Helium 3 found in abundance on the moon. A stable reaction using other fuels has yet to be achieved.
Now that the UK has withdrawn from the EU, it is possible we have also severed our links to various science projects such as the massive £10 billion ITER fusion experiment in France.
Fusion experiment at Culham Laboratory, Oxfordshire, England.