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Power to the people: Germany’s anti-nuclear movement

For years, Germany got more than 20 percent of its energy from nuclear power. But last spring, only months after Japan’s nuclear disaster, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would phase out nuclear energy by 2022.

This radical policy change was motivated in part by the Fukushima disaster, but it also has roots in the work of another German woman, Ursula Sladek. From her small corner in the Black Forest, anti-nuclear activist Sladek showed her country — and the rest of the world — that it’s possible to entirely replace nuclear power with renewable energy sources.

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