Western experts available to speak on the potential of nuclear fusion

Tuesday morning it was announced that scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California were able to create more energy with a nuclear fusion reaction than it took to facilitate the reaction. It is considered a major breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion as a reliable source of green energy.

Western University has the following experts available to comment on nuclear fusion and its potential:

Gordon McBean

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Environment

Areas of Expertise: Former member of nuclear fusion committees, nuclear physics, climate change science and policy.

Brandon Schaufele

Associate Professor, Ivey School of Business, Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

Areas of Expertise: Energy policy, energy sector management, regulation and energy, environmental and agricultural economics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Zadorsky, Media Relations Officer, Western University, 226.377.1673 (mobile), jzadorsk@uwo.ca.