Nuclear fusion has been a dream for decades. It reproduces the nuclear processes that power the Sun, and offers the prospect of limitless electricity without generating nuclear waste. But it is still decades away.
The tantalising prospect could mean that we only need to bridge from now till fusion is a commercial reality. But can we trust that gamble? Once again there are more questions than answers!
You can develop a more informed opinion by looking at this BBC report.
Be in no doubt, this is an issue that could affect the Solent. We discuss this in our Current Issues item on the Great Energy Debate.