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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.)
T. Yamamoto, K. Takada, H. Takeno, Y. Yasaka (19P66)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 388-390
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1411
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In D-3He fusion, most of fusion energy is carried by created protons of 14.7MeV. Concept of traveling wave direct energy converter (TWDEC) is applied for the purpose to construct an energy converter with less handling voltage and higher efficiency. To improve conversion efficiency of the TWDEC, we propose two methods of optimization of decelerator structure in the view point of matching between the beam velocity and the phase velocity of the traveling wave. As the result of experiments in a TWDEC simulator based on each method, these optimizations are really effective to improve conversion efficiency. However, when the matching is disturbed by some factors, less matching results in less efficiency.