Scientists say this achievement with Fusion energy could be a game-changer for the climate and clean energy.
After a decades-long quest to harness fusion energy, yesterday US scientists revealed a net energy gain from fusion ignition.
A net energy gain means more energy was produced from fusion than was used to create the reaction.
Why does this matter?
Fusion ignition is so significant because it moves us one step closer to clean energy that creates zero greenhouse gases and moves us away from dependence on burning fossil fuels to power our homes, cars and businesses.
Leading scientists from all over the world agree that burning fossil fuels is the #1 contributor to climate change and the rising temperatures on our planet.
According to Jennifer Granholm, US Energy Secretary, "Fusion ignition allows us to replicate for the first time certain conditions that are found only in the stars and the sun… This milestone moves us one significant step closer to the possibility of zero-carbon abundant fusion energy powering our society."
Using star power for clean energy, WOW!
This is considered to be one of the most incredible scientific breakthroughs of the 21st century.
But we are still a long way from using Fusion to power our homes - likely decades away.
Scientists are hopeful that fusion could one day offer almost infinite, carbon-free energy and replace fossil fuels as our primary energy source.
This is a huge #WinForThePlanet 🙌🏼