Fusion has always promised too much and delivered nothing. In the past, when there was no other alternative, fusion received lots of attention, but now it is studied more like a pure science which may or may not have any practical application. India recently accepted proposal from private party to build solar plant which will supply electricity at 7.5 cents/kWH. This is way cheaper than building any fusion plant based on current science (assuming the technology will work flawlessly).
The only place where solar won't work are high latitude places but even Germany has strong solar program. Number of people leaving beyond this latitude is very small and they can easily be served using bio-fuel/wind/hydro.
So considering alternatives today, fusion is stillborn and nuclear is on deathbed, solar is a teenager and hydro is a matured adult. Fossil fuel is a dark side to be defeated.