Photo gallery: Difficult Choices
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Photo gallery: Difficult Choices

The Dirty Bridge to a Green Future How Quickly Can Germany Abandon Nuclear Energy?

The new national energy plan unveiled by the German government last autumn is already obsolete in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Berlin now faces the challenge of devising a new mix of fossil and renewable energy sources to prevent the worst effects of climate change. But how quickly can Germany dispense with nuclear power and what will the phase-out really cost?
Von Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung und Christian Schwägerl