The Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis has concentrated the minds of countries around the world, many of whom are reassessing their position on nuclear energy. Germany in particular has stated it's intention to phase out nuclear powered energy within 25 years and to switch to a combination of totally renewable power sources within 40. Although initially an expensive outlay, the benefits are rapidly seen. At a disused airfield near Leipzig an area the size of 200 football fields has been covered with solar panels which garner energy even on cloudy days. Surrounding them is a windfarm, which also contributes to the power supply, which is said to be sufficient to provide sufficient energy for a small town of 12000 homes. An additional benefit is the creation of 350,000 jobs in the industries associated with the manufacture of the panels and wind turbines.