Bad news for fusion energy…

And it’s on the management side. Story here. The New Yorker’s website has the executive summary of a very damning report here. This is an example of Big Science, gone awry as a result of:

“a lack of strong project management culture …[that led to] protracted debates and impeded rapid progress. There has been too much focus on achieving organizational “harmony” instead of tangible project management results. The MAT was unable to observe a sense of urgency, a “passion” for success, a commitment to rapidly finding solutions for every problem, or an agile and nimble project organization. Too often, the culture lacked a “constructive confrontation” component between staff and management, and even between managers. As a result, many of the best ideas were never heard nor expressed and key decisions lacked ownership.”