Different coal technologies have been developed to tackle different environmental impacts – from tackling air pollution, to cutting CO2 emissions and reducing water usage.
These technologies mitigate the environmental impact of coal from mining through to end use.
The wider use of technology in the coal industry to improve the environmental performance of coal will be essential, particularly in developing countries where coal use is set to increase.
This is particularly the case for technologies that cut CO2 emissions, such as carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), which are critical to meeting our climate objectives.
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The technology exists to address our environmental challenges. The WCA’s membership is made up of global companies committed to advancing clean coal technologies for sustainable economic development.