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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.)
A. Ando, M. Inutake, K. Hattori, M. Shibata, Y. Kasashima (18R06)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 72-74
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1317
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The ion cyclotron resonance heating and acceleration in a magnetic nozzle are performed in a fast-flowing plasma in the HITOP linear device in order to investigate an advanced space propulsion system. When radio-frequency (RF) waves are excited by a helically-wound antenna, plasma thermal energy W[perpendicular] and ion temperature drastically increase during the RF pulse. Thermal energy of the heated ion is converted its flow energy when the ions pass through a diverging magnetic nozzle. The plasma thermal energy changes so as to keep the magnetic moment constant. The exhaust plasma flow energy can be controlled by changing an input RF power only.