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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.)
Y. Kiuchi, H. Tanaka, K. Ogura, O. Watanabe, T. Cho, Md. R. Amin (19P43)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 331-333
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1392
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We analyze instabilities of oversized backward wave oscillator (BWO) designed for K-band operations in a weakly relativistic region (less than 100 kV). For the oversized BWO, the electromagnetic field is a surface wave localized near the waveguide wall. Instabilities due to the beam interactions with the surface wave are examined by considering three-dimensional beam perturbations. There exist the slow cyclotron and Cherenkov instabilities as in the case of non-oversized BWO. Nonaxisymmetric as well as axisymmetric instabilities are excited, even in the completely axisymmetric system. The growth rates of both modes are in the same order. The growth rates decrease exponentially if the beam is apart from the SWS wall.