Calling the nuclear fusion breakthrough announced by the Energy Department on Tuesday “huge,” former Trump EPA official Mandy Gunasekara told Newsmax that the development is “very promising” as the U.S. looks to move away from fossil fuels.

“This makes a clean-energy alternative future a reality,” Gunasekara said on “National Report.” “What we’ve been dealing with up until this point is pushing wind and solar, which, there’s a role for wind and solar in our energy mix, but it’s not going to be able to provide base load energy, which is absolutely necessary for our economy to work and for us to all reap the relative benefits with a stable, affordable source of energy.

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