Speaking on Wisconsin Public Radio's Here on Earth, Carnegie's Mark Hibbs calls Germany's decision to shut down its nuclear plants by 2022 a "grand laboratory experiment." The recent nuclear disaster in Japan has many people re-thinking the risks and benefits of nuclear energy. Germany took a bold stance two weeks ago when it pledged to shut down its nuclear reactors by 2022. Hibbs explained the history surrounding Germany's decision and why the country has become anti-nuclear over the past half-century.