S.600 - Fusion Development Act of 2003 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: S.600 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Fusion Development Act of 2003 - Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to undertake full scientific and technological cooperation in the international burning plasma project (ITER).
Introduced in Senate (03/11/2003)
Directs the Secretary to: (1) send an implementation plan to Congress for a domestic burning plasma experiment (FIRE) if at any time during the negotiations on the ITER project, the Secretary determines that construction and operation of the ITER project is unlikely or infeasible; and (2) transmit to Congress a plan for implementing a policy for developing the scientific, engineering, and commercial infrastructure necessary to ensure that the United States is competitive with other nations in providing fusion energy for its own needs and the needs of other nations, including by demonstrating electric power or hydrogen production for the U.S. energy grid utilizing fusion energy at the earliest date possible.