March 23, 2011 By JUERGEN BAETZ , Associated

In this March 18, 2011 file , a traffic sign stands next to the nuclear power plant of Biblis, . stands alone among the world's leading industrialized nations in its determination to abandon for good because of the technology's inherent risk. 's biggest is betting billions on expanding the of renewable energies to meet its demand instead. The transition was supposed to happen slowly over the next 25 years, but now it is being accelerated in the wake of 's Fukushima disaster. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the "catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions" irreversibly marks the start of a new era. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,File)

(AP) — Germany is determined to show the world how abandoning nuclear energy can be done.

The world's fourth-largest economy stands alone among leading industrialized nations in its decision to stop using nuclear energy because of its inherent risks. It is betting billions on expanding the use of renewable energy to meet power demands instead.
 
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