A village in Germany, Lutzerath, is about to be cleared and demolished to make way for the expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine.
The phase-out of an energy deemed clean and cheap by some is an irreversible step for Europe's biggest economy even as it faces ambitious climate targets and rising power prices.
Climate activists evade police to enter an open-cast mine run by energy giant RWE, two days after EU leaders failed to agree on a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050.
As Germany battles to balance its international environmental commitments with its booming coal industry, an endangered forest just outside Cologne has been put under the spotlight.
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