On Saturday, Germany's last three nuclear power reactors close, ending the country's six-decade nuclear history. Germany has always opposed nuclear power.
Some want to abandon a technology they consider unsustainable, harmful, and a distraction from renewable energy.
Others think closing nuclear reactors is shortsighted. They see it as shutting off a reliable low-carbon energy source at a time when planet-heating pollution must be lowered drastically.
The German government has remained firm despite last-minute appeals to keep the facilities operational during an energy crisis.
"Germany opposes nuclear power. "It's not sustainable," Green Party member Steffi Lemke told CNN. "We are entering a new energy era," she remarked.
Emsland, Isar 2, and Neckarwestheim closed after 20 years of planning. Its origins are even older.
German anti-nuclear sentiment grew in the 1970s. Concerned about the risks of new power facilities and their link to nuclear weapons, disparate groups protested. The Green Party was born from the movement.
The 1979 partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility in Pennsylvania and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster that released radioactive waste into Germany fuelled criticism.