Vattenfall AB's Lignite Coal Mine And Surrounding Village

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A giant excavator collects lignite, also known as brown coal, from... News PhotoCoal,Coal Mine,Delivering,Earth Mover,Economy,Electricity,Environment,Europe,Fuel and Power Generation,Germany,Horizon,Horizontal,Lignite,Mine,Mining,Turbine,VattenfallPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg Copyright 2014 Bloomberg Finance LPA giant excavator collects lignite, also known as brown coal, from the open-pit mine operated by Vattenfall AB as wind turbines stand on the horizon, in Welzow-Sued, Germany, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Across the continent's mining belt, from Germany to Poland and the Czech Republic, utilities such as Vattenfall AB, CEZ AS and PGE SA are expanding open-pit mines that produce lignite. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images