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New technologies are needed to enable a reliable and resilient zero-carbon energy system. High capital costs and long lead times associated with developing these types of technologies pose challenges to scaling. What innovations—technological, commercial, and regulatory—are needed to accelerate their development and deployment? How are innovation models evolving to meet this need? What effective strategies will manage risk in developing these technologies across the innovation lifecycle? This session explores these questions and provides a from-the-trenches perspective from members of the 2022 class of Energy Innovation Pioneers.
Debate over the practicality of achieving fusion energy has raged for decades. But what has eluded experts has been the ability to scale the technology to achieve net energy, i.e., to get more energy out than what is put in. How close are we to solving this fundamental problem?