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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. Jiménez-Gómez, E. Ascasíbar, T. Estrada, I. García-Cortés, B. Van Milligen, A. López-Fraguas, I. Pastor, D. López-Bruna
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 1 | January 2007 | Pages 20-30
Technical Paper | Stellarators | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1283
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Magnetohydrodynamic instabilities in the TJ-II stellarator are being experimentally characterized in various plasma parameter regimes and heating scenarios. Magnetic field fluctuations data are collected, using various Mirnov coil sets distributed at different toroidal sectors of the vacuum vessel, with frequency resolution up to 1 MHz. Specific analysis is carried out with the signals from a poloidal array of 15 coils measuring poloidal magnetic field fluctuations. The appearance of low-frequency modes (some tens of kilohertz) in electron cyclotron heated plasmas depends on the rotational transform profile and plasma density. In neutral beam injection plasmas, high-frequency (150- to 300-kHz) modes have been found in plasmas with line densities in the range 0.6 × 1019 m-3 to 3 × 1019 m-3 and heated with on/off-axis electron cyclotron heating. They are good candidates for global Alfvén eigenmodes related to the low-order resonance n/m = 3/2.