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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.)
P. A. Bagryansky, A. D. Beklemishev, M. S. Chaschin, E. I. Soldatkina (19P45)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 337-339
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1394
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In recent experiments on the GDT device the plasma confinement is shown to improve drastically with strong application of different potentials to the end plates and the limiter. We present experimental and theoretical description of how these potentials influence the plasma rotation, show that the measured plasma potentials indicate presence of global (m ~ 1) modes, and that sufficiently high gradients of potential provide the internal transport barrier by reducing convection.