In this March 18, 2011 file photo, a traffic sign stands next to the nuclear power plant of Biblis, Germany. Germany stands alone among the world's leading industrialized nations in its determination to abandon nuclear energy for good because of the technology's inherent risk. Europe's biggest economy is betting billions on expanding the use 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 Japan'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.