An employee at Zap Energy works on a fusion device
An employee at Zap Energy works on a fusion device. (Zap Photo)

Late last week, Governor Inslee signed new legislation that clearly establishes fusion as a clean energy source. SHB 1924 also requires the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council and Department of Health to form a work group of agencies to explore pathways for permitting, siting, and licensing fusion energy plants. While the reality of fusion as an energy source is still years away, there is a lot of excitement to get the ball rolling. Helion is aiming for a commercial plant to be up and running by 2028, while Zap Energy‘s target is 2030.

Read more here: A boost for fusion power: With new law, Washington state leaders signal support for sector’s next steps – GeekWire