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Inside Germany's Most Harmful Energy Source: Brown Coal Blues
 
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The Rhineland region of Germany has more CO2 pollution than any part of Europe due to its many coal mines. That's why climate activists organized the largest protest against coal production that Germany has ever seen. To find out why we are still using such harmful energy sources, VICE Germany spoke with coal workers, environmentalists, and residents about climate goals, power plant technology, and a future without coal. We see entire towns and vast forests that have been evacuated to mine coal. Watch as we search for the truth about Germany's energy policy. WATCH NEXT: British Columbia is Burning: http://bit.ly/1Sx3K8C Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag
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Inside Germany's coal-mining operation
 
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Last month the UN warned about the potential impacts of climate change. Now scientists and officials are meeting in Berlin to finalise another report on what to do about it. They are expected to call for a major push for renewable energy like wind and solar and a move away from fossil fuels such as coal. This comes as many countries try to switch to low-carbon forms of power - among them Germany which is now the world leader in solar power but also remains the largest producer of one of the dirtiest forms of fuel. David Shukman visited a lignite coal mine south of Berlin to see the scale of the operation.
Views: 3578 Today's World News
Made in Germany | Coal Mining Technology
 
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Germany's coal mining industry is all but finished as viable coal seams are worked out. Following an earthquake, mines in the Saarland will close in 2012 and mining in North Rhine-Westphalia's will end in 10 years at most. But German mining equipment is still in demand; more than a hundred mostly medium-sized businesses have found customers in countries where mining is booming. One such company is Eickhoff, in Bochum, which produces milling and cutting equipment for coal mining. Now Eickhoff exports 95% of its mining equipment, mainly to China and Russia. Robert Donauer went to a mine in the Ruhr Valley and paid a visit to Eickhoff.
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Germany and Poland have a dirty big secret - an addiction to brown coal - reporter
 
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In eastern Germany some members of a little-known group claim they are being ethnically cleansed, not by by militia groups, but by the coal mining industry. Bulldozers have so far destroyed over 130 Sorb villages to make way for the mining of Europe's dirtiest kind of fossil fuel - brown coal, or lignite as it is also known. Brown coal mines are open cast and devour vast tracts of land. As well as whole villages farming and wildlife are destroyed. The Penk family live in the village of Roh… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2015/12/01/germany-and-poland-have-a-dirty-big-secret-an-addiction-to-brown-coal What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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German villages sacrificed in the name of coal
 
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Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN In Germany, one of Europe’s largest coal mines is gaining ground, destroying dozens of villages in its path. Some 35,000 people have already been relocated and 24 new villages have been created to make way for the Garzweiler mine, spanning more than 30 square kilometers. Officially, Germany is in the middle of an energy transition, replacing nuclear energy with renewables. But that doesn’t mean the country has kicked its addiction to coal, which remains its primary source of energy. Extracting more coal means having to relocate the people whose villages are being swallowed by the growing mines. The Down to Earth team travelled to Rhineland to meet those who have been displaced by coal mining, and forced to abandon their homes, shops, churches and even cemetaries. http://www.france24.com/en/taxonomy/emission/20374 Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
Views: 1129 FRANCE 24 English
Open- pit mining Reichwalde Germany - one of the most modern coal strip lines
 
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http://www.siemens.com/mining - Siemens constructed a new coal conveyor system with a total length of 13.5 km at Reichwalde, in the Lusatian Lignite Mining Area in Germany. As a part of the modernization of the Reichwalde open-cast mine, Vattenfalls wanted to ensure the highest levels of reliability and efficiency for its machines and electrical equipment. Based on an extensive experience in building electrical installations for mining, Siemens offered a wide range of solutions and products for the entire life of the plant.
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Historic Mining Equipment Heaven In Altenberg, Germany
 
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Tin deposits were first discovered around the small German town of Altenberg in 1440 and for the next five centuries, mining tin provided the primary source of employment for the locals. Fortunately for Altenberg, the deposits of tin ore next to the town proved to be one of the largest in Europe. However, in the 20th century, falling commodities prices stalled tin mining in the state of Saxony. The collapse of the Soviet Union (Saxony was part of East Germany) provided the death blow to the industry. No longer supported by subsidies from the Communist government, mines could not be kept open just for the sake of providing jobs and so, after 550 years of continuous mining in Saxony, the last tin mine closed down in 1991. Fortunately, officials in Germany appear to be more concerned with preserving their history than their counterparts in the U.S. and so rather than permanently closing the abandoned tin mines and bulldozing all traces of their existence on the surface to bare dirt (I’m looking at you Forest Service), the Germans opted to save as much as they could. A section of the tin mine seen in this video was rehabbed and some of the mining equipment abandoned outside was brought inside the adit to protect it and so visitors could see how it once operated. Other equipment left outside was placed under protective cover. The incredible stamp mill, finally abandoned in 1952 after more than five hundred years of operation and still containing the unique milling equipment it started out with, was refurbished and preserved in 1957. Interesting that Communist East Germany proved able to protect their (capitalist) industrial history, but we can’t… ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 18110 TVR Exploring
Germany's Coal Addiction | The New York Times
 
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Germany is in the midst of an unprecedented shift to renewable energy, but is still dependent on brown coal. The village of Atterwasch may become a victim of Germany's hunger for brown coal. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1dMyhuG Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from the New York Times? Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytimes Google+: https://plus.google.com/+nytimes/ Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. Germany's Coal Addiction | The New York Times http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes
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Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary
 
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West Virginia, USA - under its wild mountain idyll hides the "black hell": A labyrinth of dark tunnels - hard life in a coal mine. [Online until: 15 August 2019] "Wild, wonderful West Virginia” - that’s how the small state nestled in the Appalachian Mountains bills itself. This documentary reports on the daily struggle facing local coal miners hoping for help from Donald Trump; a sheriff combating the opioid epidemic that has already claimed thousands of lives; and a Cherokee environmental activist whose efforts have earned her intimidation and threats. The whistle of a locomotive at the front of an old coal train, quiet winding roads, and hardly a highway to be found - that’s still the image that many have of West Virginia today. But beneath the forest-covered mountains lies a labyrinth of tunnels just one meter high, in which miners still spend their entire working days toiling in the dark on their hands and knees. The camera team accompanies a traditional coal mining family as they go about their day. Together with the family’s two sons, Scott and Steven Lockhart, the crew ventures into the mine. Conversations with the miners reveal why people who had been lifelong Democratic Party supporters are suddenly placing their hopes for the future in Donald Trump. But the documentary also ventures beyond the coal mines to uncover the lesser-known sides of this Appalachian state - from snake-handling Pentecostal churches to the bluegrass and mountain ballads of Alan Cathead Johnston. We also speak with Sheriff Martin West, who sued the country’s three biggest pharmaceutical makers for their role in the opioid epidemic that has swept the region. And we meet another person who has decided to fight back: Maria Gunnoe, a young Cherokee activist who has dared to take on the coal barons that are ravaging the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
Views: 166278 DW Documentary
Controversial coal mine in Germany | DW Documentary
 
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The open-pit mine in Hambach is one of Europe's largest, but activists want to shut it down. They're taking to the trees to pressure the mine's operators into ceasing operations. _______ Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more information visit: https://www.dw.com/documentaries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories
Views: 727 DW Documentary
OPEN PIT COAL MINES IN GERMANY
 
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OPEN PIT COAL MINES IN GERMANY Last weekend there have been protests in NRW against 3 open pit coal mines. The protesters want the closure of the mines. The largest of those mines in Germany's most populated region measures 12km (7,7 miles) across. More than 11000 people have been relocated in 50 years in the area. The big lignite Hambach mine is in the center. It is the deepest open pit mine with respect to sea level: the bottom of the pit is 299 metres (981 ft) below sea level, the deepest man-made point on the Earth's surface. Forty percent of Germanies electricity comes today from coal power stations and a quarter of that comes from this region. It is difficult to see that renewable energy will be able to fill the gap. Animation by 'Our Planet Earth From Space' https://www.facebook.com/opefs/ http://opefs.com Youtube link to Video: https://youtu.be/P_ryuEgREM0 Ref.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hambach_surface_mine
Views: 84 Erich Habich-Traut
Energy production: The Open-Cast Mining Garzweiler II in Germany
 
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In Europe, lignite mined takes place for a large part in Germany and the lignite is expected to remain dominant fuel for electricity generation. There are supplies in Germany of 40 billion tons, enough for the next 250 years. One of these German lignite opencast mines where brown coal is extracted is Garzweiler . The name Garzweiler refers to the eponymous village in the municipality Jüchen, that disappeared by the extraction of lignite. The pit Garzweiler consists of two parts: Garzweiler I east of the A44 Garzweiler II west of the A44. Garzweiler II is 48 square kilometers and contains 1.3 billion tonnes of lignite. The operation started in 2006 and is expected to last to 2045. This will require 12 villages (with 7,600 inhabitants) to disappear. The lignite mining Garzweiler is controversial for several reasons: the local population is against it because villages should be removed; the use of brown coal is polluting; the groundwater in the surrounding area (including natural areas) is declining; the landscape is completely destroyed by lignite mining. After the completion of the lignite mining, the hole left behind is filled with water, forming a lake of 23 square kilometers and a depth of 185 meters. I myself prefer environmentally friendly energy sources such as solar, wind and water and conserving energy instead of this large-scale environmental degradation of nature and the countryside.
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Germany - Open Pit Coal Mining Operation
 
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Open pit coal mining in Germany. Operated by RWE
Views: 665 David Pham
"Hambach forest stays!" - Germany and coal | DW Documentary
 
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The tree houses in Hambach Forest have long symbolized resistance to open-pit lignite mining. Now the authorities are having them removed. German energy giant RWE wants to clear-cut large parts of the forest this autumn to expand its lignite mine. Dozens of activists have been living in tree houses in Hambach Forest in an attempt to save it from being clear-cut for lignite mining. The authorities are now taking action to evict them. Germany energy giant RWE, which owns the land, has already mined much of the lignite in the region. Now it plans to remove most of the remaining woodland to expand its open-pit mine. Antje Grothus refuses to accept that. She lives in a neighboring village and supports the tree house dwellers, saying that, in any case, brown coal is not a fuel for the future. Now a fatal accident has occurred during the eviction. A journalist trying to document it plunged from a rope bridge between two tree houses. The death has strengthened the activists in their conviction that dependence on coal must stop. A report by Viktoria Kleber. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
Views: 10531 DW Documentary
COAL MINERS & MINING 1930s GERMAN EDUCATIONAL FILM PART 1 75322
 
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This 1930s German silent educational film shows miners descending into the depths of a large coal mine, and then their routine underground pulling coal into a long conveyer belt. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Views: 2374 PeriscopeFilm
Bucket Wheel Excavator - Mining Mega Machines
 
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Views: 283121 Mega Machines Channel
Essen - The Zeche Zollverein Cultural Site | Discover Germany
 
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In the Ruhr region, former coal mines and factories recall 150 years of industrial history. The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen is especially well-known. In 2001, it was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. More Discover Germany: http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798
Views: 2793 DW English
Visiting a Coal Mine in Germany
 
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On his recent trip through Germany, Morgan headed east from Berlin and discovered a working coal mine that allowed 4 wheel drive tours through it, if that wasn't enough, The Travel Bug visits one of the largest machines in the world. Not what we expected to find in Germany.
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Germans divided over coal mining’s future
 
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As Germany races against time to reduce its CO2 emission targets, residents are divided over the future of lignite mining known as brown coal. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Germany digging Coal in 2018 but is it a Good Idea?
 
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It's 2018 and Germany is still digging coal. But is this a good idea, since Germany may lose large land masses to rising seas, in part fueled by it's CO2 emissions. Credits German activists lose bid to halt Hambach mine expansion http://www.dw.com/en/german-activists-lose-bid-to-halt-hambach-mine-expansion/a-41517134 Climate Expert Jim Hansen explains the Climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y09kyx9YgUM Future Sea Level Rise Summary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ivlofypzE Phone image by César Guadarrama Cantú https://unsplash.com/photos/4BQqJsgo18o Sound Academy Trailer https://www.trailermusicacademy.com Teaser image by Brooke Cagle https://unsplash.com/photos/x6EmkCShvlQ Sea Level Rise Map by Climate Central https://ss2.climatecentral.org/#8/53.255/9.179?show=satellite&projections=0-K14_RCP85-SLR&level=5&unit=meters&pois=hide Related Is Germany losing its role model status on climate? http://www.dw.com/en/is-germany-losing-its-role-model-status-on-climate/a-41431186 Baake schmeißt hin http://www.klimaretter.info/politik/nachricht/24345-baake-schmeisst-hin
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A Dirty Deal - German Investments in  South Africa´s Coal Industry
 
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In Southafrica, people living next to cole mines or coal-fired power stations lose their land, their health and the access to water. As suppliers of components for the giant power stations Kusile and Medupi, German companies like SIEMENS, Bilfinger Berger or Rheinmetall Defense Electronics bear a responsibility for those problems in the coal sector of South Africa. For more details see the new MISEREOR-study “Nur die Kohle zählt”: https://www.misereor.de/fileadmin/publikationen/studie-wenn-nur-die-kohle-zaehlt.pdf or https://www.misereor.de/informieren/rohstoffe/kohle
Views: 1031 Misereor
mine site in western germany
 
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open cut coal mine in germany, bucket wheel excavators used to dig overburdon and seems
Views: 2125 bigredmonstatruck
COAL MINERS & MINING 1930s GERMAN EDUCATIONAL FILM PART 2 75644
 
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This 1930s German silent educational film shows miners working in the depths of a large coal mine, and their routine underground pulling coal into a long conveyer belt. An underground train system is also seen pulling ore cars out of the mine and into a massive elevator for transport to the surface. Air hammers and other equipment for excavation is also shown. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Views: 2976 PeriscopeFilm
New Coal Mines For The Ruhr (1946)
 
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Unissued / Unused material. Mining recruits are sent to the Ruhr to replenish the industry. Germany. LS a Ruhr factory, with chimneys belching smoke. Various shots of industrial works on the banks of the river Ruhr with barges moored on the river. Various shots as the men arrive at transit camp. Various shots as doctor gives men a medical. Various shots as they are issued with uniforms. MS as the men are driven off in jeep, they wave. Pan across camp. MS workers inside camp looking round. MS others in dormitory. LS huge kitchens. MS's food being dished out, meat cut, bread buttered etc. LS miners walking towards mine and going in. MS cage going down. LS mine. Cataloguer's note: German commentary. FILM ID:2363.02 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Human Chain Climate Action @ Coal Mines German Rhineland 2015
 
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We took part in a human chain at the devastating coal mines in the German Rhineland. These mines are Europe's largest CO2 source and will need to close to prevent desastrous climate change. This video is an impression of the action and the mines. Look for more information about future actions at coal mines in Germany at: www.ende-gelaende.org/en/ For more texts and videos about Climate, Nature, Life look at www.WeLoveEarth.org
Views: 53 We Love Earth
Mining Damage in the Ruhr Region | Made in Germany
 
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As pockmarked as Swiss cheese - that's what it looks like under the surface of the Ruhr region. It was once the center of German coal mining; now its residents are struggling with the long-term effects. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
Views: 1710 DW English
GERMANY: COAL MINERS CONTINUE ANTI GOVERNMENT PROTESTS
 
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German/Nat Under pressure from tens of thousands of coal miners who protested for five days, the German government said Thursday it has negotiated ways of softening the impact of cuts in subsidies to industry. More than 7-thousand miners camped out in nearby Cologne Wednesday night to await the outcome of Thursday talks between Chancellor Helmut Kohl, union leaders representing workers in North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland, Germany's two coal- producing states. Union representatives emerged from the morning meeting with Chancellor Kohl after taking just one hour to reach an agreement. They were claiming victory. SOUNDBITE: (German) 'There will be no redundancies for now. The closure of one mine has been averted. Our fight was worth it. The actions of the miners, camping out for months, demonstrations and protests, and the impressive solidarity of hundreds of thousands of people has headed off the catastrophe. SUPER CAPTION: Hans Berger, IG Bergbau Mining Union The government still wants to cut the subsidies which prop up the industry by half. But has agreed to make the cuts incrementally to avoid massive layoffs and to pacify Germany's 85,000 coal miners. Helmut Kohl's Chief-of-staff said the objectives of all sides involved had been realised. SOUNDBITE: (German) I am pleased that it came to a compromise that both parties can live with. What really pleases is that in the next couple of years - that means until the years from 2000 - we will only have natural closure of mines and not abrupt shutdowns and intolerable regional unemployment. SUPER CAPTION: Friedrich Bohl, Chancellor's Minister Economics Minister Guenter Rexrodt said the mining industry and North Rhine- Westhalia - Germany's main coal-producing state - have agreed to provide funds needed to keep other mines running in the interim. However, the government says the number of coal mines will have to be reduced by half after 2000. The news was a welcomed surprise to the 3-thousand miners gathered at Cologne Stadium. SOUNDBITE: (German) 'We didn't expect the announcement that there wouldn't be any cuts coming about, that has now been secured to the Year 2005 and nothing better could've happened'. SUPER CAPTION: Vox-pop SOUNDBITE: (German) 'If things now happen as they were agreed to this would mean that nobody will be a hopeless case and that there is a future for our mining industry. But we must be careful that we are not tricked and that they stick to what they promised'. SUPER CAPTION: Vox-pop Following the announcement the miners left the stadium, they had occupied for just twenty four hours, many taking to the streets on their motorcycles to mark their victory. However, the government is yet to announce which of the mines they will close first as part of the agreement. After Kohl's government said last week it would slash the subsidies, tens of thousands of coal miners walked away from the pits and started daily demonstrations to demand that ways be found to avoid massive layoffs. These men camped out at Cologne Stadium to make their point. Thousands of others protested at rallies like this demonstration at Recklinghausen on Wednesday. A ton of German coal costs 260 marks (dlrs 155) to produce, compared to a world market price of 100 marks (dlrs 60) a ton or less, so the federal government is forced to prop up the industry to save jobs. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4a47bfbadb9a92a4bb3fdbd4e3d6d4ec Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 113 AP Archive
The Zollverein mine -- the symbol of change
 
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Join in on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #germany25reunified The Zollverein mine -- the symbol of change In 1986 the miners went down the shaft here for the very last time. Today, the colliery serves as a forum and a venue for major cultural projects, including international music fairs. More information: www.germany.travel/germany-reunified Many thanks to http://www.kickthegrind.tv/ and http://www.storytravelers.com!
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Trailer: glückauf! Inside Germany's last coal mine VR
 
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glückauf! Inside Germany's last coal mine - is now available as free Realities DLC on Steam for Oculus Rift & HTC Vive: https://store.steampowered.com/app/837160 At the end of 2018, Germany's last Coal Mine will end its operation – marking nothing less than the end of an era. We ventured into Germany's industrial heartland, the Ruhr area, for a final descent more than 1200m below ground, scanning the tunnels of Prosper Haniel to make this piece of industrial history explorable in volumetric & photorealistic VR for the generations to come. The experience is part of a larger cross media project about the end of coal mining in Germany, check out the web VR components here: https://glueckauf.wdr.de/
Views: 1595 realities.io
Does Trump have a point about coal? | DW English
 
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A notorious climate change skeptic, US President Trump is keen to revive the coal industry. It's a stance that shocks many in Germany. But has coal mining been unfairly written off? It's a controversial question here, too. More Made in Germany: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/made-in-germany/s-3066
Views: 1393 DW English
Germany Day 8 | PHOTOSHOOT IN A COAL MINE
 
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Music: Song: Ehrling - Palm Trees (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/zeIC8i_w1hQ Follow me at: IG: https://www.instagram.com/jonathanhsu92 IG: https://www.instagram.com/jhsumedia
Views: 69 Jonathan Hsu
Coal Pit Hambach Germany
 
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Bloggi reports from one of Europe's largest open coal mines. Mobile post from Utterz.com. More at http://www.utterz.com/u/utt/u-NTExMDA2Nw
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German Environmentalists Protest against Use of Coal before Climate Conference
 
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Hundreds of environmental activists on Sunday converged on the Hambach coal mine in Western Germany to demand government phase out the extraction and production of coal for energy. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20171106/8065568.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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Wrecked railroads, power plants, factories and coal mines at Ruhr Valley in Germa...HD Stock Footage
 
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Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675037086_Germany-after-World-War-II_wrecked-railroads_German-factories-rework_Ruhr-Valley-coal-mines Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. Wrecked railroads, power plants, factories and coal mines at Ruhr Valley in Germany after World War II. Wrecked railroads, Coal mines, power plants and factories being rebuilt and rehabilitated in Germany after World War 2. Railroad carts on wrecked stations from Allied bombing during the War. Workers repair rails and tracks destroyed by Allied bombers. Workers in a tire factory build railway and automobile tires, in Munich. Trucks manufactured at a truck factory drive out of the factory. People lined to see some of the items produced for export. British occupied Ruhr Valley. Wrecked Krupp factories in Ruhr Valley. A steel smelting plant in operation, workers pour molten steel. Coal cars leave Ruhr Valley. Animated charts show production and export of coal during 1937 and 1946. Miners enter and leave mines. Miners eat and take half of their food out to the children. Location: Germany. Date: 1948. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest archival footage collections in the world. All clips are licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity. CriticalPast offers immediate downloads of full-resolution HD and SD masters and full-resolution time-coded screeners, 24 hours a day, to serve the needs of broadcast news, TV, film, and publishing professionals worldwide. Still photo images extracted from the vintage footage are also available for immediate download. CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.
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Dr Jörg Lingens: "The (hard) coal phase out - the German experience" (24 August 2017)
 
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During the 1970's, German coal production ceased to be competitve on the world market due to increasing production costs. Coal mining (along with steel production) was the main industry, especially in the Ruhr area of West Germany. To cushion the mass layoffs associated with the closure of coal mines, the government installed a massive subsidy program in order to smoothly phase out of coal production over an expected period of around 40 years.
GERMAN EDUCATIONAL FILM  SURFACE MINING OF COAL BUCKET WHEEL EXCAVATORS  75272
 
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Dating to the 1930s, this silent 16mm film from Germany shows the surface mining of coal using large continuous bucket wheel dredges (:38) or Riesenschaufelradbagger (coal mining machines). At 2;20, the buckets are seen up close scraping the earth continuously off the side of the mine site. At 3:23 the raw material enters a series of conveyer belts where it is moved at high speed and then placed in a large heap at 4:30. At 9:29, ore cars loaded with coal are moved to a processing facility and converted at 10:40 into bricks or briquettes. Bucket wheel excavators are machines for mining raw materials and for use on large construction sites. Particularly large bucket wheel excavators - with dimensions of several hundred meters - are used in lignite mining. Bucket wheel excavators are among the largest and most spectacular excavators in the world and have been manufactured since the 1930s. Since 1978, there are excavators that can move daily up to 240,000 tons of coal or cubic meters of overburden . These 240,000er are the largest excavators in the world today. With their commissioning and a weight of more than 12,000 tons, they became the largest land vehicles in the world, ahead of the delivery platforms for the US moon rockets. Built in 1978 by VVB TAKRAF Lauchhammer excavator 1510 SRs6300 in the Lausitzer district and built in the same year by Krupp Industrietechnik bucket wheel excavator "288" in the Rheinische Revier were the first excavators in this performance class. The excavator 288 is currently working in the Garzweiler open pit ( RWE Power ). The primary application of BWEs is in lignite (brown coal) mining, where they are used for soft rock overburden removal in the absence of blasting. They are useful in this capacity for their ability to continuously deliver large volumes of materials to processors, which is especially important given the continuous demand for lignite. Because of the great demand for lignite, lignite mining has also been one of the areas of greatest development for BWEs. The additions of automated systems and greater manoeuvrability, as well as components designed for the specific application, have increased the reliability and efficiency with which BWEs deliver materials. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Old coal mines transformed into holiday lake resort
 
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(19 Jun 2018) LEADIN: Germany is celebrating the opening of a new lake this summer, one of dozens created by filling former coal mines. The goal of this massive environmental project is to create Europe's biggest artificial lake district, transforming a former industrial area into a tourist destination. STORYLINE: A sweeping view of these vast lakes shows little sign of what this region used to be. But this was once mining country, and these lakes are all man-made. It's a huge project that's transformed the old industrial landscape into a new lake district. The open cast Meuro mine that once dominated the landscape, providing jobs to thousands of workers, has vanished. Only a floating excavator plucking sunken trees out of the water hints at the effort that's gone into reshaping this corner of eastern Germany over the past decades. It's part of a massive environmental clean up in Lusatia, a region that once provided much of the coal which heated German homes and powered the country's industrial rise. Lignite is a soft brown coal that often lies close to the surface, meaning it is easiest to just remove layer upon layer from above rather than dig underground shafts. "This is a region that was shaped by strip mining for hundreds of years," says Kathrin Winkler, a native of Lusatia197, who is the head of Lusatia Lakes Tourism Association.           "That means we had gigantic open-cast mines here. We have extracted the coal from the deeper layers in the area. We have broken down gigantic open pit mines." As a young woman growing up in communist East Germany, Winkler worked in the Meuro mine for a year. Now it's her job to promote Lusatia as the next big tourist destination, billing it as a tranquil lakeside retreat for weary city dwellers from nearby Berlin and Dresden. The idea would have seemed outlandish to anyone looking at the alien, lifeless landscape not so long ago. But over the past two decades the man-made craters have been slowly resculpted to create 26 lakes connected by 13 canals and hundreds of miles of cycle track. Instead of coal-fired power plants, the horizons are now dotted with wind turbines and fields full of solar panels. Much of the task of turning brownfield sites into the kind of "blooming landscapes" Germany's late chancellor, Helmut Kohl, promised East Germans shortly before reunification has fallen to a state-owned company, LMBV. "It's a unique task we've been given here," says spokesperson Uwe Steinhuber. "Among other things, we are creating 25,000 hectares of new blue eyes, i.e. new lake landscapes in the two districts in Lusatia and central Germany. You could say that it's the biggest landscape reconstruction in Europe that we're operating. There's no script for this job, no complete task description and also no experience that you can rely on." Steinhuber had just begun a career in the East German diplomatic service when the Berlin Wall collapsed, and with it the life plans of millions who had grown up in the knowledge that, if little else, the communist regime would guarantee them work for life. Of the more than 90,000 jobs that existed in Lusatia's coal mines three decades ago, only a few thousand remain. Some former miners have found work in restoring the depleted countryside, a task German law requires mining companies to set money aside for. So far, the company has spent 10.6 billion euros (12.5 billion US dollars) removing the legacy of industry and creating 25,000 hectares (61,775 acres) of lakes. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0c8bc91e9e3a5e290edbab96a8552b86
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World's Largest Vehicle
 
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Out of the mining industry comes a vehicle you have to see to believe. On this episode we cover the world’s largest vehicle. Built by German company TAKRAF, is the Bagger 293, a machine used in a brown coal mine near Hambach, Germany. Gaining the title as the world’s largest terrestrial vehicle in 1995, the bagger isn’t the first of it’s kind. Small sibling vehicles such as the Bagger 281, 285, and 287 date back to 1958. Current owner RWE Power AG, the 2nd largest energy producer in Germany uses this machine to ripe huge circular sections of the earth away with its huge bucket wheel that measures 70 feet or 21.3 meters in diameter. The bucket wheel holds 18 buckets each capable of holding 529 cubic feet or 15 cubic meters of material. Moving nearly 219,000 tonnes or 240,000 cubic meters of soil daily this machine has been an invaluable machine for the mining industry for the past 50 years. Standing 314.9 feet or 96 meters tall the Bagger 293 holds a Guinness world record for its size. Weighing in at 31.3 million pounds or 14,200 tonnes this vehicle requires a team of 5 people to operate. Working 24 hours a day it only takes 3 different teams or 15 people to keep this machine going non stop. An external power source providing 16.56 megawatts of power is needed just to make this beast come alive. As the bucket wheel spins the material is dropped onto it’s back where a conveyor belt system takes the material away. This material is than loaded onto trains which head off to the power company. Large amount of fine dust are produced in this mining process, to combat this water jets constantly spray in and around the Bagger’s bucket wheel to keep everything wet. At a top speed of less than ½ a mile or just under 1 km/h this machine doesn’t travel far. An 8 mile or 13 km trip takes the Bagger 293 3 weeks to complete. It’s slow speed is the least of it’s problems when moving around, power lines, train tracks and road closures make it difficult to get this machine from site to site. While it may be a dirty job working on this machine, employees stay in good shape. It takes workers 2000 steps and about a ½ mile or 0.8 km of walkways just to reach the control room. On a single shift, monitoring equipment, opening and closing valves and doing checks on the equipment, workers will cover over 6 miles or 10 km in a single day of work. Music: Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagger_293 Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y2L6JUmfQs #bagger293 #mining #machine Check out some of our other videos: Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdgPyZF45g&feature=youtu.be Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTej1u-7-0&feature=youtu.be Support TTL by using our amazon link: http://amzn.to/2dQQ4nu Subscribe to our channel! → http://bit.ly/subscribe_to_titantoplist For copyright matters please contact: [email protected] Intro music thanks to Machinmasound: Rallying the Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPk4RD19Nw Titan Top List is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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Germany - Fossils Discovered In Mining Area
 
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T/I: 10:35:34 FE 10:13:21 A former coal mining area which industrialists wanted to turn into a chemical waste dump has proved a valuable source of fossils, following its rescue by environmentalists. The Pit Messel, which has yielded many fossils of scientific value, was formed 50 million years ago when a fault throught the Rhine Valley sank, forming a depression near to the small village of Messel. Mud and silt which settled at the bottom of the lake which was formed when the depression filled with water preserved many plants and animals. In 1884, coal mines were established in the area to take advantage of the rich seams of brown coal and oil shade available. Over a third of Germany's crude oil output in the 1920s came from a plant near Messel. Production costs eventually brought the mining industry to a close and a battle began for the future of the area. In the early 1970s, industrialists proposed turning the pit into a dump for chemical waste, a move fiercely opposed by environmental groups and the local population. Eventually, the state government relented and purchased the area, turning it over to the Senckenberg Nature Research Society. They set to work digging for fossils and, to date, around 10,000 findings have been made at the site. However, controversy has again arisen over plans by the state of Hessen to build a nearby dump for power station waste. Environmental campaigners fiercely oppose the proposals and say the site could yield many more important fossil finds. SHOWS: SOUTH OF FRANKFURT, GERMANY RECENT WS site Zoom into dig site WS men digging CU digging GVs men digging Doctor Harms, head of site, SOT (in German): "This site is extraordinary, because we have found animals here that haven't been found anywhere else in the world. This site used to be a huge lake and all the dead animals went in it: that's why we've found so many extraordinary things." Cutaway of site Harms SOT (in German): "It's now protected and people can't enter the place without being controlled and they need to have an escort from the museum with them." Interior of laboratory Zoom into man working CU man CU fossils MS crocodile found there PAN crocodile fossil Willy Mosle, chairman of action group SOT in German: "One day they decided to use the site as the main waste deposit of the region." Cutaway Willy Mosle more SOT: "We were scared, because right now they are planning a second waste deposit on the same site and it could affect the cultural heritage. That's why we're continuing our (activist) work." GVs people working on site GVs site Interior museum in Frankfurt where fossils are displayed GVs fossils in museum. 3.37 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/fcabefd5d57f66d157dbb78dc55bc18b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The Collapse of Coal
 
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American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
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In Depth - Privatising Coal Mines
 
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Anchor: Tracy Shilshi
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Mining Industry Animations - German
 
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A high-level animation overview of the products, services and capabilities of Rockwell Automation in the Mining Industry.
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Germany: Brown coal mine remains shut as activists occupy site in Welzow
 
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Activists blocked access to a brown coal mine in Welzow, Saturday, shutting down the production of the mine for a second day in protest against the social and economic consequences of coal production and the use of 'dirty' energy. Over 2,000 protesters from across Europe entered the Swedish-owned Vattenfall power station on Friday, with the aim of occupying the plant, before police detained several of the activists. A group of activists occupied the railway lines to block rail access to the power station with another group blocking conveyor belts that transport coal to power plants. Video ID: 20160514 033 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
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German countryside under threat from coal use
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe A medieval village in Germany faces destruction because of plans to expand coal production. Atterwasch, near the country's border with Poland, is around 700-years-old. Its residents and those of neighbouring villages want to stop coal producers from uprooting their communities. Evironmentalists also oppose increased coal use, as it blamed for higher emissions than other forms of energy. Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Atterwasch near Germany's border with Poland. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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NewLanders in Oberhausen Germany - Coal Mine
 
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The NewLanders perform at the Rhineland Industrial Museum in Oberhausen Germany, May 1 2007. Introduction by Dr. Thomas Schleper NewLanders: Doug Wilkin, Art Gazdik, Paula Purnell, Gerard Rohlf Bass: Dave Yates Drums: Paul Kaiser
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