Ruhr area: transformation of the coal region

The final farewell to coal today is also a sign of Germany's transformation into a climate-neutral industrial country. At the end of 2018, the last coal mine closed in an area where there were once hundreds. "An era in German history is coming to an end here," said Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the time.

Coal Mining Induced Seismicity in the Ruhr Area, Germany …

Pure Appl. Geophys. 167 (2010), 63–75 Ó 2009 Birkha¨user Verlag, Basel/Switzerland DOI 10.1007/s00024-009-0001-8 Pure and Applied Geophysics Coal Mining Induced Seismicity in the Ruhr Area, Germany MONIKA BISCHOFF,1 ALPAN CETE,2 RALF FRITSCHEN,3 and THOMAS MEIER1 Abstract—Over the last 25 years mining-induced …

Germany to demolish village for coal, despite phaseout plans

The pastoral village of Lützerath in western Germany will be bulldozed to make way for a coal mine, even as the country accelerates its plans to quit the world's dirtiest source of energy. The ...

Can Germany Show Us How to Leave Coal Behind? | The New Yorker

In 2018, mining of bituminous coal in Germany was shut down for good. In the coal regions of the former East Germany—Lusatia and a second region, near Leipzig, which has seen employment decline ...

Germany: The Ruhr Region's Pivot from Coal Mining to a …

  1. A strong social partner model: Germany's historyof strong union culture, social dialogue and collective agreements, vocational training and relatively supportive social systems laid the groundwork...
  2. A holistic approach to a just transition:Unemployment levels remained relatively low in the Ruhr region because of public support for regional revitalization and diversification, going bey…
  1. A strong social partner model: Germany's historyof strong union culture, social dialogue and collective agreements, vocational training and relatively supportive social systems laid the groundwork...
  2. A holistic approach to a just transition:Unemployment levels remained relatively low in the Ruhr region because of public support for regional revitalization and diversification, going beyond a foc...
  3. Large-scale investments from all levels of government: The region's economic diversification was achieved with massive investmentsfrom European, federal, state and municipal budgets, supporting inf...
  4. Leveraging existing regional assets:The growth of new sectors built on the assets and workfo…
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Map of Mining and Storage Operations of the Federal Republic of Germany

In cooperation with the mining authorities of the federal states BGR is publishing the "Map of Mining and Storage Operations of the Federal Republic of Germany" on a scale of 1 : 2 000 000. It shows the locations of mining operations for coal, lignite, petroleum, natural gas, sand and gravel, iron and manganese ore and salt.

Zollverein Coal Mine, Essen, Germany (2024)

The first coal mining started here in 1851 and the Zollverein complex was in use until 1986. It was one of the most important collieries in Europe and by the Second World War it had an output of about 3.6 million tons. Over the years, extra shafts were added to the site to expand it and increase its productivity.

Primary immigration and succession of soil organisms on …

Immigration to and colonisation of recultivated opencast coal mining areas by soil organisms were investigated in eastern Germany during the period 1996–1998 in freshly exposed substrates (immigration test) and two up to 46-year-old afforested mine soils (stage-dependent succession).

Sustainability of coal mining. Is Germany a post-mining …

1. Introduction. In the center-west of Germany, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is the Ruhr Region (Ruhrgebiet), which is crossed by the same named river.With more than 5 Mio. inhabitants it is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany and one of the most densely populated coal mining areas in the world (Melchers et al., …

MONUMENTS: OPENCAST COAL MINING IN GERMANY

Monuments. £ 25.00. Opencast coal mining has led to the destruction of hundreds of German villages over the last century. Although Germany has promised to phase out coal by 2038, extraction continues and the future of several villages hangs in the balance. Combining Alan Gignoux's photographs of abandoned houses and Chloe Juno's images …

Eastern Germany's coal belt emerges from the shadows

Where massive bucket wheel excavators once tore through the countryside in central-eastern Germany, uprooting entire forests and towns, today a sea of over half …

BROWN COAL MINING IN GERMANY

Normally, mining goes down to about 300metres depth, but it may occasionally reach 400 metres. The whole area has experienced deformation and NW/SE faulting. There are gentle dips. The faults post-date the coal, but may be contemporaneous with the overlying sands. In western Germany, the Tertiary is up to 800 metres thick.

Coal in Germany | Clean Energy Wire

The average cost for mining one tonne of hard coal in Germany is 180 euros; the price for imported hard coal was between 86 and 96 euros per tonne in 2017. Because of this hard coal mining has been subsidised by the state since the 1960s. The sector has received 337 billion euros between 1970 and 2016, according to Green …

Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest

Ende Gelaende is an action alliance for an immediate coal exit, climate justice and a fundamental system change. The alliance announces a mass action of civil disobedience in the Saxony and Lusatian coal mining area …

Germany's largest hard coal mine: 'This is our final mission'

Last year, Swedish energy firm Vattenfall AB commissioned a 1.6-gigawatt hard-coal-fired power plant in Moorburg, outside of Hamburg, Germany. The new coal plant was built on top of a natural gas ...

Mine water hydrogeochemistry of abandoned coal mines in …

A hydrogeochemical study was conducted in the outcropped part of the coal-bearing Upper Carboniferous formations in the Ruhr area to investigate the characteristics of regional mine water and understand the hydrogeochemical conditions. Twenty-eight mine water samples from the adits of different abandoned coal mines were collected and …

MONUMENTS: OPENCAST COAL MINING IN …

Monuments. £ 25.00. Opencast coal mining has led to the destruction of hundreds of German villages over the last century. Although Germany has promised to phase out coal by 2038, extraction continues and the future …

Experimental study on the oxidation kinetics of coal in typical coal …

CSC is a disaster associated with mining around the world (Zeng et al., 2018a, b; Zhang et al. 2021; Ren et al. 2020).It is caused by oxidation and exothermal reactions of coal in contact with oxygen, which threatens coal mining (Zeng et al. 2020).On the one hand, coal fires, which are caused by spontaneous combustion of …

Find out if a property is affected by coal mining

Search using the interactive map to see if an area requires a coal mining subsidence claim report. Fees. You can search for free, but you'll have to pay for a report. Prices start at £25 (plus ...

Coal mining | Definition, History, Types, & Facts | Britannica

coal mining, extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground. Tavantolgoi coal mine, southern Gobi, Mongolia. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth. Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy. It was the basic energy source that fueled the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th ...

This former coal mining region now fuels green tourism

The French mining basin stretches about 75 miles west from the Belgian border, following coal seams far beneath the earth's surface. At its widest, the swath measures only about 4.5 miles.

Coal Mines, Eastern Germany

Coal Mines, Eastern Germany. February 16, 2017 JPEG. An astronaut on the International Space Station took this photograph of a strip mine in Germany, located …

Vintage Photos of Coal Miners and the Brutal …

The history of coal mining in the United States starts with the first commercial use in 1701, within the Manakin-Sabot area of Richmond, ia. Coal was the dominant power source in the late 1800s and …

Coal in Germany | Clean Energy Wire

German domestic hard coal mining ended in 2018 because it wasn't profitable. Photo: Fotolia. Power generation from coal has long served German industry, and despite Germany's reputation as an …

Profen Coal Mine

MIBRAG signalled the end of lignite mining in Profen coal mine by 2035. Mine Details. Owner: Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG) Parent: Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) Location: near Elsteraue and Profen in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; GPS Coordinates: 51.144, 12.184 (exact) Mine Status: Operating

Coal Mining Induced Seismicity in the Ruhr Area, …

Key words: Mining-induced seismicity, coal mining, magni-tude–frequency distribution, b-value, energy release, ground velocity. 1. Introduction Early coal mining in the Ruhr area is known since the thirteenth century. In the southern region close to the Ruhr, coal seams reach the surface and small amounts were excavated in open workings ...

Eye-catching abstract photos reveal mining's scars on our …

They show opencast mining areas in western and eastern Germany. Lignite is mined there, from which power plants generate electricity for more than five …

Germany's New Hunger for Coal Dooms a Tiny Village

The cutting of Russian gas supplies to Europe has led Germany to step up coal use, despite its goal to phase it out by 2030. An excavator working at the Garzweiler open-pit coal mine in Germany in ...

How German cities are turning former coal mines …

How German cities are turning former coal mines into parks [photos] - WHYY. By. Marielle Segarra. July 7, 2015. A swimming pool amidst the old structures at Zollverein, a former coal mine that was …

The Ghosts of Germany's Coal Mining Past

Once boasting the majority of coal mining in Germany with almost 300 mines, the Ruhr Valley now has just three. These remaining mines are only operable because of German federal...

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