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When British Coal Was King - BBC Mining Part 1
Timeshift explores the lost world of coal mining and the extraordinarily rich social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry. It's a story told through a largely forgotten film archive that movingly documents the final years of coal's heyday from the 1940s to the 1980s. One priceless piece of footage features a ballet performance by tutu-wearing colliers. Featuring contributions from those who worked underground, those who lived in the pit villages, those who filmed them at work and at play and those - like Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall - who have been inspired by what made coalfield culture so unique. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
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Kellingley Colliery: Britain's last coal mine closes
A million men used to toil beneath the ground. Coal-mining fuelled the industrial revolution and brought about the biggest industrial dispute of the last fifty years. Now Britain's last deep coal mine, Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, has closed. Subscribe for more like this, every day: http://bit.ly/1epe41j Dangerous world: http://bit.ly/1JCsSYb The news explained: http://bit.ly/1epgay4 Music: http://bit.ly/1RVTRNy Technology: http://bit.ly/1LI1K9y Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1wQ1Gty Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1mFUjBD
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Coal Mining - Silverhill Colliery - 1992
The Miners at Silverhill Colliery that defied the year long Miners strike in the 1980's face redundancy as their pit faces closure due to the decline in coal demand and cheap imports. 'This week' Investigates. First shown in 22/10/1992 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT57738
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Coal, Community and Change - The Decline of British Coal Mining
On Tuesday 13 October 1992, Tory MP Michael Heseltine announced the immediate closure of 31 pits. The announcement was subsequently referred to as 'Black Tuesday'. Between 1992 and 1993, the UK Government's energy policy resulted in a massive reduction in the country's deep mining capability, paving the way for privatisation of the few remaining collieries. This video features interviews with mineworkers from Bilsthorpe and Silverhill collieries, two Nottinghamshire pits that became the focus for media attention during the 90 day consultation period imposed by High Court ruling. The men describe the run-up to 'Black Tuesday' its immediate impact and long term effects on labour relations, employment opportunities and working practices. Research and interviews by Dr David Amos (former mineworker - Silverhill), edited and produced by Paul Fillingham (mineworker's son - Blidworth). Produced in association with the University of Nottingham, this pilot production forms part of the Arts Humanities and Research Council (AHRC) 'Connected Communities' Programme.
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A Brief History of the UK Coal Miners Strike 1984 85
The video looks at the UK coal miners strike which took place between 1984-85. The main leaders reviewed in the video are Arhur Scargill and Margaret Thatcher. Following the Coal Miners strike Trade Unions within the UK lost a lot of power and the nationalised coal industry was reduced massively. There was often battles between the police and miners during the strike. However, the media was very biased against the strikes until channel four filmed from the miners perspective. The video looks at the impact of the UK Miner's strike made to the miners families and the impact it had n families and communities are often over looked. The Coal industry is still active today however, not to the scale that it was in the 1970's and 80's. Films about the Coal Miners Strike: Brassed Off - http://amzn.to/1XTB1N4 Billy Elliot - http://amzn.to/1XTBzT5
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Picture This – The end of coal
After decades of strife, strikes and an industry-wide decline Britain will close its last remaining deep coal mine this week. The closure will bring an end to the UK's historic relationship with coal, the industry which fuelled the industrial revolution and the rise of the British empire. In today's Picture This, we take a look at Britain's last farewell to deep coal mining.
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The Demise Of The British Deep Coal Mining Industry   1960   2015
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This is a low-resolution video preview of Steve Grudgings' excellent new book, published by Folly Books ( www.follybooks.co.uk ) illustrating the decline and demolition of the collieries of South Yorkshire. A fabulous, large-format hardback book with well over 350 quite unique colour and B&W photos....
Views: 1858 Nick McCamley
Coal Mining - UK - 1950s - Industry
The FootageDirect archive includes historical and contemporary footage covering a wide range of subjects from corporate images to war footage, public domain movies and film trailers to industry archive and modern. We also have an extensive collection covering the history of aviation, other subjects Include transport, scenic, nuclear, time lapse, graphic effects, world destinations and classic cartoons. Over twenty years experience enables us to offer a comprehensive archive facility to clients worldwide, from delivering a single clip to complete production research.
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The Last Coal Mine in Durham UK
5:35 - Going into the mine If you are around Durham or Newcastle I would HIGHLY recommend coming to visit Beamish Coal Mining village. It's a village that used to be thriving in 1913 and they set up the whole village with volunteers who dress and show you what life was like for people who worked in the "Pits" and their families. They have a few quaint little shops, a cable car that takes you around the whole village, a cute farm, old dentist offices, few rooms of museums where you can see old equipment, taxidermy and others old items.
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Down The Pit, Nottinghamshire's coal mines (By Victoria Knight).  Read Description-Important.
IMPORTANT: SO the audio for the scene outside my great-grandad's house has messed up and isn't playable on THE YOUTUBE APP for some reason, but can be played properly on a laptop or desktop site on mobile. Apologies, Premiere Pro is being a twat right now. This is a short documentary I made for my Final Major Project for college. Looking at the history of coal mining in areas such as Newstead and Pleasley. DISCLAIMER: Pleasley is in Derbyshire, but it was the most convenient and interesting country park and mining museum I could visit, as others such as Bestwood Country Park where only open on weekends at inconvenient times. Sorry to mislead. Also looking at the lives of miners, Thatcher's government and the miners strike of 1984-5 with mining unions. This was only 5 minutes long and wasn't as informative as I'd like but I will be making a 10 minute version of this documentary with more footage that I'd filmed. Also excuse how gross I look at the start of this documentary XD. Before all the technical stuff, first I want to give a massive thanks to Pleasley Pit Trust for the amazing work they've done protecting and ensuring the care and preservation of the colliery for everyone to enjoy. I'd definitely recommend visiting Pleasley Pit and hope they can continue their amazing work. Another massive thanks to Paul Dinsdale for letting me interview him and for being in my documentary! I'll be seeing you at the colliery! Filmed on: Cannon 600D Edited with: Adobe Premiere Pro CC2018 Music used: We work the black seam- Sting Gedling footage courtesy of: Youtube: aBitterLemon Thatcher, Scargill and striking miners footage courtesy of: Youtube: ODN Newstead archive footage courtesy of: Youtube: Michelle Allen, BBC news. Also big thanks to my brilliant crew! Marc Jackson- Director of Photography William Dinsdale- Sound designer Chris Knight- Director of Photography As per, please like if you liked this! Comment any constructive criticism and video suggestions and subscribe if you like my content :3 Insta: @earl_grey_socialism Facebook: Victoria Knight Email: [email protected]
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Coal In Their Blood
Documentary capturing the struggles of a small private Welsh colliey
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The Decline of Coal
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Threats of closure for key British mine
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Britain's biggest remaining coal mine, Daw Mill, could face closure within weeks. Even though there are sufficient resources there to sustain nearly 1,000 jobs for 20 more years, harsh economic times have resulted in the owners saying they would rather close it down than agree to the pay rise that miners are demanding. Hundreds could lose their jobs as a result. But over the years, the 700 mines across Britain have turned into just seven. And local communities are resigned to news about the potential closure of yet another one. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Warwickshire, England. 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
Views: 3455 Al Jazeera English
Coal Mining (1972)
Coal mining. Location of events unknown. Shots of men at work wearing hard hats in a type of bunker / mine lifting large pieces of brick or stone. M/Ss and C/Us of man digging with spade and drinking from water bottle. M/Ss of miner putting support pillar in place. Shots of man knocking down brick support and throwing brick to one side. Several more shots of men at work. M/Ss of miners coming out of lift. FILM ID:3283.05 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/
Views: 9231 British Pathé
Hatfield Colliery  British Coal Video.
Teamwork video about the Colliery and workers made about 1990 in typical NCB British Coal style. Every worker got a one at the time, how many are left. A lot of familiar faces keep popping up. Keep watching after the British Coal end there is a bit more. Worked there 1989 - 2001 then had another spell 2011 - 2012 Hope you enjoy it.
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The future of thermal coal | FT Business
► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Depressed prices, falling demand from China and growing concern about climate change are all weighing heavily on coal. The FT's Jamie Smyth visits Abbot Point, the Queensland port that is the frontline in the battle for the future of the coal industry. ► FT Business: http://bit.ly/1KUK08s ► FT World News: http://bit.ly/1Exp0iJ ► A New Paradigm For Oil?: http://bit.ly/1FoKhLH For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes FT Business The latest on companies news http://www.ft.com/companies Click here for more FT Business videos http://video.ft.com/Ft-Business
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'End of an era' for coal mining in England
They are calling it 'end of an era'. Coal mining in England is no more as the last deep mining colliery in North England is set to close. Coal powered the Industrial Revolution but the shafts have been going silent one after another as technology and global fuel prices put the mining business at a disadvantage. I spoke to the manager and deputy director of the National Coal Mining Museum of England based in Wakefield. See what he had to say.
Views: 1537 Benjamin Muindi
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole - Petition to sign https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-cumbrian-coal-in-the-hole-its-too-near-sellafield The first deep coal mine in the UK for 30 years ? A new company West Cumbria Mining are being financed by China to the tune of £millions. On January 24th 2018 in Kendal, Cumbria County Council will be making a decision on the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years Please write and object – the more objections from the public and from groups there are the better chance we have of stopping new mining activity in close proximity to Sellafield The more letters of objection to Cumbria County Council the better ! Email: [email protected]] For the Attention of: Mrs Rachel Brophy – Case Officer Cumbria County Council Dear Mrs Brophy PLANNING APPLICATION: 4/17/9007 West Cumbria Mining I am writing to strongly oppose the plan to open a new coking (metallurgical) coal mine off St Bees in West Cumbria. Keep Fossil Fuel in the Ground - Cumbria County Council is signed up to climate agreements, which this plan would make a nonsense of. Close to Sellafield - Coal extraction is known to be a cause of man made earthquakes, this site is very close to Sellafield, much closer than any previous coal mining and these coal deposits are dangerously methane rich. Destruction of Wildlife Habitat -The RSPB, Natural England and others have pointed out that this plan would have the potential to impact dangerously on the fragile St Bees habitats and the wider Irish Sea. Yours sincerely ……………………………. For more information please see : https://keepcumbriancoalinthehole.wordpress.com/
Views: 612 Marianne B
Death of Industry - Timelines.tv History of Britain A17
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Britain in Industrial Decline, 1970's.  Archive film 95566
A textile mill in the Midlands. A close up and then a wider shot as the camera draws back. It's steam powered and built in 1870. A montage of several working parts of the mill. An elderly woman with glasses and short permed hair makes her way through the midst of the machinery. Another woman, even older, grey hair and thick glasses sits working at the machine. A woman leave s the factory with her large tan hand bag. She wears a floral print dress and moves hastily to the door. A man works on a circuit board, followed by a shot of a blueprint of the design he is working on. Three men in white overalls are sitting while working on similar projects. A factory chimney spews smoke. A close up of the "Stop" button on some part of industrial machinery which dissolves into a shot of cables hanging lifeless in a derelict building. A montage of shots shows several decrepit buildings of factories around Britain. A slow pan of leaflets of the NHS for "Free dental treatment and glasses. Reduced charges." It is dated April 1975. Other leaflets read "Free milk & Vitamins", "Free prescriptions and "Family income supplement". A close up of a woman's hard, filling in a form and ticking boxes. The title of the form is "For Official Use". The welfare state A doctor is talking to a patient. Another, younger doctor talks to a nurse. Tower bridge is shot at sunset with the river glowing orange /gold in the sun. Silhouettes of people passing in front of this scene. Office workers in suits walk by. Close up of a sign that reads "CRAC" and underneath, " Coningham Road Advice Centre" advising people to "Come in for help and advice if you have a problem you can't solve". A young woman explains to an elderly man in a hat what forms he needs to claim his benefits. He nods in resignation and looks slightly embarrassed by his predicament. In the midst of her explanation, he nods as she goes through a seemingly endless list. Shots of the necessary forms punctuate his face nodding. Close up of Malcolm Muggeridge's face as he talks about the expectancy of the British people for state sponsored home, education and health care. A shot of the interviewer's back as he faces Muggeridge dissolves into another close up of Muggeridge's face. Slow pan of British landscape. The shot starts at a lake and pans around to include a few lakeside houses and kids running towards the water. Elderly people in traditional white bowling outfits play bowls. A montage at a seaside resort. A man walks along a crowded beach, others sit in deckchairs as a seagull swoops past. An elderly woman sleeps, an elderly man licks an ice cream, another elderly man in a hat dozes, as does another. People of all ages sit in deckchairs watching the passing parade. A tram runs past in the background. IN the foreground young an d old woman pose in deckchairs. A man, possibly a butler, polishes a silver tea pot. More tea pots await their turn on the table in front of him. A very elaborate, ornate bed post is the background to a housekeeper bringing in fresh flowers to a bedside table. An elderly woman watches a store assistant place item in a shop window. A close up of young people's faces and the wonder down a high street. A return to the shot of the old man sleeping in deckchair. His head rolls back and this wakes him up. A Concorde takes off straight into the camera. A side view of the plane taking off and then another from above, then from behind as the landing wheels drop, finally one of the Concorde landing. A motorbike is being driven at high speed. The camera's view is through the handlebars, giving us a view of the road flying past and the instrumentation from the riders perspective. There are several shots of the rider form different angles. A man in a nasty chocolate brown suit with a cream tie explains how to start a British motorcycle. He is in a motor cycle dealership. He jumps on the kick start mechanism four times before it starts. He then goes to the Japanese bike and simply turn a key. It roars to life. A montage of shots shows row upon row of British made cars waiting to be sold. A shot of the "Chrysler" assembly plant in Ryton with low level factory in the background. A close up of a newspaper article "Mr Wilson to meet Chrysler chief on British group's crisis". The sub headline reads " No closure without talks" with a chart showing the downtrend of the company's market share. British Leyland factory in the foreground is followed by a montage of car emblems: "Jaguar", Morris Oxford", " Triumph", "MG BGT" , "Austin" , "Rover" and "Wolsely". A shot of a Leyland truck dissolves back to the picture of the Leyland factory with hundreds of cars outside. A shot of a steel plant show various scenes of a steel plant in operation. The next shot is of a piece of paper detailing the government's shareholding in several industries. A slow motion shot of a North Sea oil rig dissolves into workers on the rig at work.
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Birth of Europe: Coal, blood and iron
The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century transformed Britain and spread across Europe, with coal bringing prosperity for some and misery for many.
Views: 34835 Tim Atkinson
A History of Coal's Extraordinary Impact on Human Civilization (2003)
The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery. In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine. In the United States "colliery" has historically been used to describe a coal mine operation, but the word today is not commonly used. Coal mining has had many developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts, to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyors, jacks and shearers The American share of world coal production remained steady at about 20 percent from 1980 to 2005, at about 1 billion short tons per year. The United States was ranked as the 2nd coal producing country in the world in 2010, and possesses the largest coal reserves in the world. In 2008 then-President George W. Bush stated that coal was the most reliable source of electricity.[61] However, in 2011 President Barack Obama said that the US should rely more on "clean" sources of energy that emit lower or no carbon dioxide pollution.[62] As of 2013, while domestic coal consumption for electric power was being displaced by natural gas, exports were increasing. US coal production increasingly comes from strip mines in the western United States, such as from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana.[63] Coal has come under continued price pressure from natural gas and renewable energy sources, which has resulted in a rapid decline of coal in the U.S. and several notable bankruptcies including Peabody Energy. On April 13, 2016 it reported, its revenue tumbled 17 percent as coal price fell and lost 2 billion dollars on the previous year.[64] It then filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 13, 2016.[64] The Harvard Business Review discussed retraining coal workers for solar photovoltaic employment because of the rapid rise in U.S. solar jobs.[65] A recent study indicated that this was technically possible and would account for only 5% of the industrial revenue from a single year to provide coal workers with job security in the energy industry as whole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining
Views: 815 Way Back
National Coal Mining Museum for England Overton Wakefield
This is a video of my Tuesdays Long Walking Group visit to the National Coal Mining Museum in Overton Wakefield. I like this museum because it was so exciting for me to go there. I like staying overground here. I would like to go again and stay overground here at the National Coal Mining Museum or the National Mining Museum I will call it.
Views: 10274 Patrick Hanney
Final chapter for UK miners | FT World
► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Andrew Bounds, FT northern England correspondent, looks at the rise and fall of the National Union of Mineworkers. It has declined to its last active 100 members, as Kellingley, the UK’s last deep coal mine, closes. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
Views: 559 Financial Times
Lancashire Mining Documentary "Loss Of Face" Part 1
This documentary looks at the period from 1984 miner's strike to the closure of Parkside Colliery the last pit in Lancashire in 1993. In a series of interviews, ex-miners and their wives talk about the financial and emotional pressure brought to bear on them by the strike. The closure of the mines is still a very emotive subject for many people but others look back and see it as a catalyst for positive change and improvement in their lives. This documentary focuses on how people have adjusted their lives in response to the decline of an important industry. Credts Dave Meehan Director Of Photography and Editor Paula Keenan Director Producer Interviews with: Tommy Johnson Eric Foster Gillian Foster Allan Mitchell Steve Naylor Joan Stonehouse Graham Carr Susan Burgess Roy Jackson Derek Doherty John Moffat Arthur Clarke John Griffin Kent Winrow William Parkinson Archive Footage ITN Source
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Alex Jones - Reports on Britain's Deep-Pit Coal Mines
Alex Reports On Britain's Deep-Pit Coal Mines and goes back to her home town in Wales where they experienced the Mining Strike of 1984 30 years ago today. Enjoy!
Views: 570 Andrewshadowy
The Collapse of Coal
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.
Views: 44894 Inside Energy
Kellingley Colliery closes
The mood is far from festive in a tinsel-festooned miners' social club near the UK's last remaining deep-coal pit. The closure of Kellingley Colliery on Friday will sound the death knell foAnd while most are resigned to their fate, the thought of an uncertain future and a life without the pit is enough to bring even the most hardened of miners close to tears. Speaking at the Kellingley and Knottingley Miners' Welfare Scheme Social Club, in West Yorkshire, Keith Poulson said the miners have been anticipating the closure since it was announced two years ago. The branch secretary for Kellingley NUM said: "It has been like being a convicted prisoner on death row.
Views: 1946 theworkprograme
When British Coal Was King - BBC Mining Part 2
Timeshift explores the lost world of coal mining and the extraordinarily rich social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry. It's a story told through a largely forgotten film archive that movingly documents the final years of coal's heyday from the 1940s to the 1980s. One priceless piece of footage features a ballet performance by tutu-wearing colliers. Featuring contributions from those who worked underground, those who lived in the pit villages, those who filmed them at work and at play and those - like Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall - who have been inspired by what made coalfield culture so unique. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
Views: 15576 ModifiedMethod
1980s Silverwood Colliery Promotional Film
I uncovered this film gathering dust on VHS and can't quite remember where I got it from. It's a corporate video produced in the late 1980s to promote Silverwood Colliery. I'm guessing it was made in around 1989 or 1990, ahead of the pit closure programme of the early 1990s that eventually saw the pit cease production and close down for good. Once you get past the corporate speak it gives an interesting view of the pit above and below ground, and provides a nostalgic look back on the coal mining history of this area.
Views: 45910 Eye Films Ltd
Disappearing Britain: When Coal Was King (FIVE)
(2006) Ricky Tomlinson takes us on a tour of Britain's former coalfields and sticks two fingers up at Mrs Thatcher and her destructive government
Views: 24312 KingofClapham
ART of Mining Preview - Life in Coal Mining UK
Just a little preview from first draft of my book. The ART of Mining explores life down the pit with illustrations and tales from then and now ... Please check out www.artofmining.com more news coming soon ! Cheers Artchy Music Credit The Coal Miner Song - Jimmy Joe Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyK5MErw3r4
Views: 157 BritishRoamer
Coal keeps grasp on West Virginia despite environment concerns
As the US tries to pave the way in climate protection, the country's coal production has been on the decline. In addition to the environmental impact coal mining has left, communities are now feeling the economic effects of this recent shift.
Views: 2126 AFP news agency
US coal industry staging comeback under Trump
US coal industry staging comeback under Trump Higher prices and support from the new US administration are helping the US coal industry, even as overall demand for the fossil fuel continues to shrink. During his election campaign, President Donald Trump promised to bring back coal jobs and remove environmental regulations. But there are increasing worries that coal use will further add to the country's pollution crisis. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Somerset, Pennsylvania. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 5814 Al Jazeera English
IL Stories | Coal Mine Museum | WSEC-TV/PBS Taylorville
A Springfield author takes us to the Coal Mine Museum in Taylorville to explain the labor wars in the early 1900s.
Views: 743 Network Knowledge
Heading Underground at 'The Great Cwmystwyth Mines' in Wales
https://www.facebook.com/carlthepianist Photographers Andy T and Carl Lewis explore the subterrainain, 19th century Level Fawr of the Cwmystwyth mine. High up in the Cambrian Mountains, the young Afon Ystwyth flows through a deep glacial valley. Cwm Ystwyth is considered the most important non-ferrous metal mining site in Wales providing a premier example of mining heritage in Ceredigion. Within the site there is evidence for all phases of mining activity; from the Bronze Age, through the medieval period, to its revival in the 18th century and the peak of activity with a subsequent decline in the late 19th and the early 20th century. It has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[1] The site also features prominently in the Upland Ceredigion Landscape of Historic Interest. Our trip was prepared for a planned and we took all suitable precautions to protect our safety. Please see the following website for more information on the dangers of exploration and how to reduce risk: http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/open-htm-white-paper.asp?id=1 Please ensure of you are both prepared and have permission before entering any mine of cave. This video should not be taken as fact and is for entertainment purposes only. Mines or caves can change overnight. This video was taken in January 2014. Stay safe and enjoy. (c) 2014 Carl Lewis
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10 mile old coal mine
coal mine
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Public Lecture_Can Abandoned Mines Heat our Future?_December_2018
The UK faces an energy crisis, around half of the energy it consumes is used for heat and most of this is produced using natural gas. The UK has been a net importer of gas for over a decade, and we have limited gas storage meaning that at times of high demand we risk a supply shortage. There exists an opportunity to develop our deep mining heritage to once again provide a source of energy. Over the past century, 15 billion tons of coal were extracted from UK coalfields but output has reduced to virtually zero today. Our declining coal industry means that as deep mines were abandoned, water pumps were turned off and the worked areas flooded with water which now lies at temperatures of around 12 to 20°C. Spread the previously mined coal over the entire UK land surface and there would be a layer of coal around 5 cm deep. The extracted coal has left void space underground, and allowing for subsidence, we estimate that there are around 2 billion cubic metres of water within flooded, abandoned coal mines. Using heat pumps, we can upgrade the temperature of this water to provide useful temperatures for space heating. The beauty of this concept is that because many villages, towns and cities were developed due to the coal deposits beneath them, there is good correlation between areas of heat demand and abandoned coalfields. It is estimated that the resource potential of the UK could provide heat for around 700 000 homes. This potential aligns well with the UK Government’s 5th Carbon Budget and plans for the decarbonisation of heat that include one in twenty homes being connected to a district heat network by 2030. At current build and connection rates, this will be a challenging target to meet. The Coal Authority maintain the liability for the UK abandoned mines and currently pump water from several coalfields to protect aquifers and prevent emergence at unwanted locations. They estimate that the water pumped for operational reasons contains around 80MW of heat, which is currently unused. The use of abandoned mines as a source of heating and cooling has been proven at smaller scale in the UK and at district scale in the Netherlands, Germany and Canada. In its flooded mining infrastructure, the UK has a readily developed resource that could be used to provide heating and cooling but also has great potential for heat storage and offers one route to decarbonising future heat supply.
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With These Eyes
This is a song about the decline of the UK coal industry through the miners strike of 1984 to the present day.
Views: 30 John Whitehouse
The Deans List: A New Lease on Coal Mining on Public Lands
The Obama administration stopped issuing new coal leases on public lands while it reviews a program that has damaged the environment and shortchanged taxpayers by billions of dollars.
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Places to see in ( Stanley - UK )
Places to see in ( Stanley - UK ) Stanley is a former colliery town and civil parish in County Durham, England. Centred on a hilltop between Chester-le-Street and Consett, the town lies south west of Gateshead. Stanley was formerly divided into three distinct settlements – the main town of West Stanley and the mining villages of East Stanley and South Stanley. Through a process of gradual expansion, these have become amalgamated into one town, with East and South Stanley no longer officially used as town names (although they are still recognised colloquially). The civil parish of Stanley was created in 2007 and takes in not only Stanley, but the villages of Annfield Plain, Tanfield, Craghead, Catchgate, Tantobie, Tanfield Lea, South Moor, White-le-Head,Bloemfontein, Clough Dene, Greencroft, Harelaw, Kip Hill, The Middles, New Kyo, No Place, Oxhill, Quaking Houses, Shield Row, and West Kyo. The current Parish covers the vast majority of the former Stanley Urban District Council area, with the exception of Dipton and Burnopfield. Stanley was first mentioned in 1211; however, some neolithic and Roman remains have been found in the area. The town's name is derived from the Old English for 'Stoney Field'. In John Speed's map of Co.Durham Stanley appears called Standley. The West Stanley Pit Disaster, one of the worst coal mining disasters in British history took place in Stanley at West Stanley Colliery on 16 February 1909 when over 160 people were killed in the Burns Pit disaster. Over recent decades, Stanley has suffered hard times economically, with the closure of the coal pits followed by the loss of major employers at Ever Ready in nearby Tanfield, as well as the closure of both the British Steel plant and Shotley Bridge General Hospital in the neighbouring town of Consett. Local businesses in Stanley town centre were also significantly affected by the development of the giant MetroCentre shopping complex in nearby Gateshead, with local trade decreasing as a result. The town now stretches into what were formerly neighbouring villages and towns such as Annfield Plain to the west and Beamish and Pelton to the east. This sometimes creates confusion over which local authority is responsible for certain areas, particularly around the Durham-Gateshead border to the northeast near the Causey Arch. In recent decades, with the decline of traditional industries and the encroachment of large supermarkets and chain stores, 'Old Stanley' has declined, with many locally owned shops and pubs closing. The town's main shopping area, Front Street, is pedestrianised, housing independent shops alongside large chains such as Boots. A market is held on Front Street on Thursdays and Saturdays. ( Stanley - UK ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Stanley . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Stanley - UK Join us for more : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLP2J3yzHO9rZDyzie5Y5Og http://placestoseein87.blogspot.com.eg/ https://plus.google.com/108460845579164318812 https://www.facebook.com/placestoseein87/ https://twitter.com/Placestoseein1 https://www.tumblr.com/blog/placestoseein https://www.pinterest.com/placestoseein87/places-to-see-in/
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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher—UK Unemployment Rate
The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher was blamed for many things which were not her fault, one of the common myths we hear about all the time is how it was Margaret Thatcher's fault for causing a high UK unemployment rate in the early 1980s. In this video I provide a bit of the history that led to the mess of the 1970s leading up to the Winter of Discontent and what caused the major recession of 1978. I also give my explanation as to why the high UK unemployment rate occurred in the early 1980s. The Iron lady arguably took over the toughest economic time period in British history and for what she achieved it is truly remarkable having turned Britain around that had a high unemployment rate and high cost of living she managed to revive the British economy. This video will give you a better insight to the UK economy of the 1980s under Maggie Thatcher and the reason for the decline of industries such as the coal mining industry. Margaret Thatcher–The Death of a Revolutionary (Documentary) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VlcjyNwA10
British mining industry in WW2 part two of four
SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE DOCUMENTARIES! SEE MY HISTORY SITE ON FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alan-Heaths-History-Page/173472422695696 twitter : @ceepackaging The British mining industry had been in decline following WW1 but suddenly huge amounts of coal were needed to keep war industries moving. This is the story of the miners in world war two. My channel on you tube : http://www.youtube.com/alanheath is one of the most prolific from Poland, although unfortunately not the most visited. With almost one film per day, one may be forgiven for thinking I do nothing else but I do have a day job as well. I have produced almost 600 original films, most in English but also in Polish, French, Italian, Spanish and the occassional hint of German and Hebrew. My big interest in life is travel and history but I have also placed films on other subjects Please feel free to ask questions in the public area or to comment on things you disagree with. Sometimes there are mistakes because I speak without preparation. If I see the mistakes myself, I make this clear in the text. Please also leave a star rating! There are a number of films here on the packaging industry. This is because I am the publisher of Central and Eastern European Packaging -- http://www.ceepackaging.com - the international platform for the packaging industry in this region focussing on the latest innovations, trends, design, branding, legislation and environmental issues with in-depth profiles of major industry achievers. Most people may think packaging pretty boring but it possibly effects your life more than you really imagine! Central and Eastern European Packaging examines the packaging industry throughout this region, but in particular in the largest regional economies which are Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria. That is not to say that the other countries are forgotten, they are not, but obviously there is less going on. However the fact that there are so many travel related films here is not from holidays but from business trips attending trade fairs around the region. Every packaging trade fair is a new excuse to make another film!
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Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs
More Info : http://energyanalyst.co.uk/trump-and-the-impossible-promise-of-us-coal-jobs/ Global policy momentum and rapid technological change are combining to create significant risks for the US Coal industry. During the U.S. election campaign, Donald Trump was adamant that he will bring coal mining jobs back but this seems an impossible task. BLOG : http://energyanalyst.co.uk/trump-and-the-impossible-promise-of-us-coal-jobs/
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Wage Cut in a Welsh Coal Mine
Economists have long noted that nominal wage cuts are often avoided by employers, even in the face of declining markets. But cuts do sometimes occur and were probably more prevalent than after WW2. This fictional episode shows a wage cut in a Welsh coal mine that takes place around the turn of the 20th century. The cut leads to a rift within the family.
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Cape Breton Coal Mine - Glace Bay, Nova Scotia - 2007
2007 Tour of the coal mine.
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