Photo Gallery: Failure on the Road to Energy Utopia 05/13/2019
 Despite Chancellor Angela Merkel introducing the phase-out of nuclear energy...
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Despite Chancellor Angela Merkel introducing the phase-out of nuclear energy in 2011 in favor of a renewable future, she didn't include the phase-out of coal-fired power plants in that vision. The country still relies heavily on fossil fuels for its energy needs.