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Ohio Senate votes to repeal nuclear plant subsidies
After months of unsuccessful efforts by Ohio lawmakers to contend with the fallout from H.B. 6—the now-infamous nuclear subsidies bill signed into law in 2019—the state’s senate on March 3 passed a measure, S.B. 44, to repeal those subsidies. The vote was 32–0.
For those who may need reminding, federal prosecutors on July 21, 2020, arrested Larry Householder, then speaker of the Ohio House, and four lobbyists and political consultants for their involvement in an alleged $61 million corruption and racketeering scheme aimed at guaranteeing passage of H.B. 6, whose subsidies had kept Ohio’s Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants from premature closure.
H.B. 6 established a seven-year program to charge the state’s electricity consumers fees to support payments of about $150 million annually to the plants’ operator, Energy Harbor Corporation, then known as FirstEnergy Solutions (FES). FES had announced in March 2018 that it would be forced to close Davis-Besse and Perry without some form of support from the state. (The payments to Energy Harbor were blocked last December by an Ohio Supreme Court injunction, which complemented an earlier lower court ruling.)
R. I. Pinsker
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 48 | Number 2 | October 2005 | Pages 1149-1158
Technical Paper | DIII-D Tokamak - Radio-Frequency Heating and Current Drive | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A1067
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Experiments on plasma heating with waves in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies that have been performed on the DIII-D tokamak are reviewed. High-power experiments (Prf [greater than or approximately equal to] 1 MW) have been performed using the ion Bernstein wave (IBW) (1988-1990), 32-MHz fast waves (FWs) (1990-1991), 60-MHz FWs (1991-1999), and higher-frequency FWs up to 120 MHz (1994-present). Efficient electron heating of the core plasma has been obtained in all of these regimes, with the exception of the IBW experiments.