In 2010, the German government sets the course for entering the age of renewable energies. Nuclear energy is seen as having a bridging function. After the reactor accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, society reassesses the residual risks of nuclear power. The German government initiates the final phase-out of nuclear energy. 6 years later, the "Nuclear Waste Management Financing Fund" is established as a foundation under public law.