Harnessing the Power of the Sun.


Harnessing the Power of the Sun.

Season 1, Ep. 2

Energy, its essential for all aspects of our life, travel, food, water and business, but it's not as abundant as you might think and has a major problem, fossil fuels. Of course, these are causing global warming and so we have to stop using them so what's the solution? Is it renewables, nuclear or something else? I thought I'd explore this as well as look at a potential solution for all our energy 'Nuclear Fusion'.

Nuclear fusion if you don't know is the way the sun releases its energy, however it's really hard to do on earth because it needs really extreme conditions meaning many have believed it's been out of reach for too long. However, with a new vigour from Climate Change, Scientists are working on getting it done and soon as you will find out...

Presented and produced by Sam Wood, Graduate Physicist and Science Journalist.

Acknowledgements: A big thank you to all who helped make this documentary possible in particular to the people from companies, institutions and charities involved including: Greenpeace, Just Stop Oil, Rhe-energise, University of Yorks Plasma Institute, UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion.

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