David Gordon Smith, Spiegel | May 30, 2011
Germany announced a brand new energy strategy, a reversal of the government’s previous policy. ++ According to the new energy plan, nuclear power will be phased out by 2022 at the latest. ++ Despite an expected "massive increase in the use of renewable energy", critics are concerned about blackouts which might lead to unfavorable economic consequences. ++ Whereas German media differ on Angela Merkel’s nuclear U-turn, the historic significance of the new energy policy is beyond any doubts.