Germany's so-called "energy revolution" away from nuclear power is progressing, but there are complications which will make it a hotly contested issue in this year's election.
Germany's push for renewable energy has dominated coalition talks in Berlin on forming its next government. At issue is how to restrain electricity price hikes while shifting from fossil fuels to wind and solar power.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has unveiled the remaining ministers in her third cabinet. While her party has kept the ministries of defense and finance, its junior coalition partner will take labor and foreign affairs.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the oath of office, officially beginning her third term. She and her cabinet, which has also been sworn in, are due to hold their first meeting later in the day.
Three German ministries that address economic issues have been given new responsibilities with the new grand coalition. But these new 'superministers' may create more problems than they solve.