Merkel defends costly switch out of nuclear power

Associated Press
Merkel defends costly switch out of nuclear power

In this photo taken Oct. 12, 2012, the sun rises behind electricity poles and wind turbines in Nauen, near Berlin, Germany. Germany's tax on households' electricity bills to finance the expansion of renewable energies will rise almost 50 percent on the year as the country pushes ahead with phasing out nuclear power within a decade. The country's four main grid operators say Monday Oct. 15, 2012 that the tax will rise from 3.6 euro cents to 5.3 euro cents (US $6.7 cents) per kilowatt hour starting in January. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)

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