Poland Coal Mining History

  • How the capital of Poland's coal belt is reinventing ...

    How the capital of Poland's coal belt is reinventing ...

     · The Warszawa II coal mineshaft, the largest of the southern Polish city's old Hard Coal Mine, has long dominated this northern district. Its skeleton and giant winchwheel loom over a .

  • How a Polish coal mine risks derailing the EU's climate strategy .

    How a Polish coal mine risks derailing the EU's climate strategy .

     · Coal accounts for 65 per cent of Poland's energy supply, and the country is by far and away the EU nation most dependent on coal for power. Mining at .

  • Poland | the voice of coal in Europe

    Poland | the voice of coal in Europe

    The Polish hard coal mining industry works to ensure the sector's profitability. This entails new investment in modernisation, matching production volumes to market demand, reducing costs and increasing productivity. Structural changes to the industry are already showing promise and the decision in November 2016 of the European Commission to allow state aid for the closure by 2018 of ...

  • Poland faces 500,000 euro daily fine for ignoring coal ...

    Poland faces 500,000 euro daily fine for ignoring coal ...

     · Poland insisted it won't stop extracting coal at the Turow lignite mine near the Czech border even after hearing it faces a daily 500,000 euro (586,000) fine for ignoring a .

  • Poland Coal Mining History

    Poland Coal Mining History

    Poland Coal Mining History. Poland Coal Mining History. WARSAW Polands powerful coalmining sector is in deep trouble. The fuel generates most of the countrys electricity and employs about 100,000 people defense of coal has put the Warsaw government at loggerheads with Brussels and its Green Deal effort to make the Continent climateneutral by 2050.

  • Historic Just Transition plan to phase out coal mining in Poland .

    Historic Just Transition plan to phase out coal mining in Poland .

     · Historic Just Transition plan to phase out coal mining in Poland. 9 October, 2020 Polish unions, employers and the government reached an agreement on 25 September to phase out coal mines by 2049. Polish mine and energy workers' union NSZZ Solidarnosc SGIE is concerned about the deadline, as the move will potentially leave several million people ...

  • Coal Miner Records

    Coal Miner Records

    Coal Miner Records. The Pennsylvania State Archives hold numerous collections which pertain to persons either employed in or in some way associated with the anthracite (hard coal) and bituminous (soft coal) mining industries of the Commonwealth. The anthracite fields stretch for nearly 500 square miles across portions of northeastern ...

  • Dispute Over a Coal Industry Pits Poland Against Its ...

    Dispute Over a Coal Industry Pits Poland Against Its ...

     · Dispute Over a Coal Industry Pits Poland Against Its Neighbors. The Czech Republic has sued Poland over a lignite coal mine it says violates European environmental laws. Poles say it's crucial ...

  • Lessons learned from building Poland's Coal Mining Database

    Lessons learned from building Poland's Coal Mining Database

    people employed in all coal mines incl.: 89% at hard coal mining sites 11% at lignite mining sites employees at sites of the largest employer in the sector Polish Mining Group (PGG) ca. ⅕ miners work outside of the Upper Silesia Upper Silesia Western Małopolska 4k Lubelskie Coal Basin Bełchatów Eastern ...

  • Lessons learned from building Poland's Coal Mining ...

    Lessons learned from building Poland's Coal Mining ...

    people employed in all coal mines incl.: 89% at hard coal mining sites 11% at lignite mining sites employees at sites of the largest employer in the sector Polish Mining Group (PGG) ca. ⅕ miners work outside of the Upper Silesia Upper Silesia Western Małopolska 4k Lubelskie Coal Basin Bełchatów Eastern ...

  • MembraneBased Solutions for the Polish Coal Mining Industry

    MembraneBased Solutions for the Polish Coal Mining Industry

    Poland still relies largely on coal for energy generation, which creates environmental problems connected to the mining process, particularly the issue of saline waste water discharge. Membranebased zero liquid discharge systems can be employed to recover important resources from coal mine waste waters, such as demineralized water, salt, magnesium hydroxide, and gypsum.

  • Polish mining disaster claims 23 lives

    Polish mining disaster claims 23 lives

     · In the worst mining disaster in modern Polish history, 23 miners lost their lives at Halemba, a colliery in the town of Ruda Slaska in the southern industrial province of Silesia.

  • How the capital of Poland's coal belt is reinventing itself

    How the capital of Poland's coal belt is reinventing itself

     · The Warszawa II coal mineshaft, the largest of the southern Polish city's old Hard Coal Mine, has long dominated this northern district. Its skeleton and giant winchwheel loom over a .

  • Poland to close Europe's dirtiest coalfired power plant

    Poland to close Europe's dirtiest coalfired power plant

     · Polish authorities claim that they are prepared to close Europe's most polluting power plant by the end of 2036. Not soon enough, say environmental campaigners. Poland's Łódź region has announced that the European Union's most polluting coal plant, Bełchatów, will close by .

  • Lessons learned from building Poland's Coal Mining Database .

    Lessons learned from building Poland's Coal Mining Database .

    people employed in all coal mines incl.: 89% at hard coal mining sites 11% at lignite mining sites employees at sites of the largest employer in the sector Polish Mining Group (PGG) ca. ⅕ miners work outside of the Upper Silesia Upper Silesia Western Małopolska 4k Lubelskie Coal Basin Bełchatów Eastern ...

  • Polish coal at the turning point: uneasy past, challenging ...

    Polish coal at the turning point: uneasy past, challenging ...

    The history of hard coal extraction in areas belonging to the presentday Poland dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries where first, often openpit, mines were operated in the Lesser Poland, Upper Silesia and Lower Silesia regions. As the importance of black gold increased in a subsequent time due to the Industrial Revolution's spread across the continent, mining became part of the ...

  • 1917 Coal Mine Explosion

    1917 Coal Mine Explosion

    Historical Marker #2579 in Clay, Kentucky recognizes the astrophic explosion in the Western Kentucky Coal Company's mine at about 7:40 AM on August 4th, 1917. This event led to the death of 62 of the 153 men underground at the time. 91 men escaped the mine without serious injury, including 43 men who, under the direction of Claude Bordis, remained in an unaffected entry and were ...

  • Farewell to coal: a Polish city wakes up and smells the blossom .

    Farewell to coal: a Polish city wakes up and smells the blossom .

     · Poland has painful experience of the difficulty of an economic transition from coal and even as it counts down to Sunday, it announced plans for a new coal mine in the south of the country. Its government drew support in part from those with an emotional attachment to the job security, social fabric and national pride associated with mining that overlooked the downside for health and the planet.