arisvega written with this quote from the BBC: The British firm RHM and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have now joined with [the National Ignition Facility in the United States] to help make laser fusion a commercially viable energy source .. . Part of the problem. was the technical capacity to reach break even – the point at which more energy is produced than is consumed – has always seemed distant opponents of the idea said that energy fusion is 50 years of absence, regardless of the year you request. Said David Willetts, science minister in the UK. I think what is happening in both the UK and the U.S. shows that we are making significant progress on this technology he said. It can no longer be dismissed as something to the distant horizon.