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Working Group on Energy Balances publishes report for 2021

In 2021, energy consumption in Germany reached 12,265 PJ or 418.5 Mtce (Figure 1). This is a rise of 3.1 % compared to the previous year. However, the Working Group on Energy Balances (AG Energiebilanzen), Berlin/Germany, states in its recently published annual report that energy consumption is still noticeably lower than pre-Covid levels, which indicates that energy and overall economic development in ...

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Russian coal can be replaced

Based on the latest survey of members of Germany’s Coal Importers Association (VDKi) in Berlin, hard coal imports from Russia can, at least in the medium term, be replaced entirely by imports from other countries (Figure  1). These other countries include the USA, South Africa, Australia, Colombia, Mozambique, Indonesia. Approximately 80 % of the members surveyed were in favour of this. ...

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Security of supply and energy prices are of primary importance

The German Association of the Industrial Energy and Power Industry e. V. (VIK), Berlin, sees a turning point in terms of foreign and security policy with Vladimir Putin leading Russia into war against Ukraine. In a recently published policy paper, the VIK has therefore called for a full assessment of every possible option to ensure an uninterruptible power supply in Germany. ...

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16th international MiningForum shows best practices for a sustainable future in the natural resources sector

“For a Sustainable Future” was the motto of the international 16th MiningForum and the exhibition hosted by DMT Group in Berlin on 19 and 20 May. The event offered a 360-degree perspective on all relevant areas of the natural resources sector and was once again held under the patronage of the Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). More than ...

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“Schrobenhausener Tage” symposium 2022: Sustainability as a challenge and opportunity in specialist foundation engineering

A long-established tradition: For more than 30 years, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been hosting the “Schrobenhausener Tage” event. This traditional event was held in early June this year under the slogan “B.sustainable: Sustainability in specialist foundation engineering.” What made this event unique: After a three-year break, it was finally possible to welcome the guests personally again in Schrobenhausen. In the ...

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Cooperation between bsn and VBGU

The industry association Branchenverband Steinkohle und Nachbergbau e. V. (bsn), Essen/Germany, and the Association of Mining, Geology and Environment (VBGU), Berlin/Germany, have come to agreement on the occasion of the DMT MiningForum in May 2022 in Berlin to cooperate more closely with each other in future. Details will be set in the coming weeks, and a resolution concerning the decision will ...

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BRYCK, the innovation and start-up centre initiated by the RAG-Stiftung, is launched

In early 2020, the RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, together with E.ON-Pensionsvermögen, bought the former Colosseum Theatre in Essen. A little later on, Marcus Kruse, managing partner of KÖLBL KRUSE, also got involved in the property. The acquisition of the historic building once known as workshop 8 of the company Krupp was also an investment for the Stiftung, further diversifying its capital assets. At ...

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RAG-Stiftung and Quinoa Bildung campaign for more educational equality

The RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, and Quinoa Bildung GmbH, Berlin/Germany, are opening the Quinoa school in Herne/Germany in the academic year 2022/23. With this school, the two partners are making an important contribution towards achieving greater educational equality and equal opportunities for children and youth in the Ruhr area. In Germany, educational opportunities and perspectives on life are still largely down to ...

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Successful financial year 2021 despite Corona

“Despite corona, RAG managed to meet or exceed all its business goals” says Peter Schrimpf, Chairman of the RAG Board of Management. Indeed, with regard to the funds to finance the so-called perpetual obligations by the RAG-Stiftung, the RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany, will use slightly less for 2021 than originally planned. The perpetual obligations include minewater management, ground water purification and ...

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Wreath-laying ceremony at the Luisenthal memorial

On 7th February 1962, at 7:45, a huge explosion 535 m under the ground shook the Alsbachfeld section of the Luisenthal mine. 299 miners lost their lives, many were injured. The 1962 Luisenthal mining disaster is deeply rooted in the memory of Saarland. The Glück auf miners’ association was founded in 1963, to commemorate the victims each year. This year ...

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