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WCA case study: Banpu’s biodiversity programme

Feb 5th 2016

WCA case study: Banpu’s biodiversity programme

A new case study from Banpu, a member of the World coal Association has just been published. Through expert partnerships and community engagement Banpu is minimising its mines’ impact on local...

The new climate deal shows the importance of CCS

Feb 4th 2016

The new climate deal shows the importance of CCS

The Paris Agreement set the global commitment of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and aiming for 1.5°C by the end of the century. Whether those objectives become a reality or not will...

Carbo One joins the WCA as its newest corporate member

Feb 3rd 2016

Carbo One joins the WCA as its newest corporate member

LONDON – The World Coal Association (WCA), the global network for the coal industry, announced today that Carbo One Ltd has joined the organisation as its newest corporate member. Carbo One is one...

The World Economic Forum recommends a balanced energy mix

Jan 29th 2016

The World Economic Forum recommends a balanced energy mix

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently launched a report titled “The future of electricity in fast-growing economies: attracting investment to provide affordable, accessible and sustainable power” (...

Coal in 2016: The EU Outlook

Jan 28th 2016

Coal in 2016: The EU Outlook

Through 2015 the European Union focussed firmly towards the COP21 climate change negotiations. Analysts have referred to 2016 as the “Year of delivery”, the bloc’s focus will move towards...

CIAB publishes a report about the socio-economic benefits of HELE

Jan 26th 2016

CIAB publishes a report about the socio-economic benefits of HELE

The Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB), a body established to advise the International Energy Agency (IEA), published a report earlier this month titled "The Socio-economic Impacts of Advanced...

Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation

Dec 30th 2015

By Jason Hayes, Associate Director, American Coal Council First published in Cornerstone, Volume 3, Issue 4 Nearly 8.2 billion tonnes of coal were produced globally in 2014. Although...

The year in review

2015 - end of year review

Dec 23rd 2015

The year in review

Each year a number of authoritative organisations publish analysis considering current developments within the coal sector. These trends are then used to make assessments about the future....