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Germany’s environment minister said Monday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has agreed to shut down all of the country’s nuclear power plants by 2022.

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Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022

BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany, announced plans Monday to abandon nuclear energy over the next 11 years, outlining an ambitious strategy in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster to replace atomic power with renewable energy sources.

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