News archive

April 2018

Why Malaysia’s low emission coal model could be emulated across ASEAN

Last week, I was in Malaysia, meeting with energy experts from many of the countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This trip was interesting for two reasons:...

Apr 30th 2018

Russia’s leading coal producer SUEK joins WCA

Russia’s leading coal producer, SUEK, has joined the World Coal Association (WCA), the only body acting internationally on behalf of the global coal industry. With 15 underground mines and 12 open...

Apr 25th 2018

Renewed Momentum for Carbon Capture in the US

Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) advocates have a renewed sense of momentum in the US due to the passage of The FUTURE Act, which reformed the existing 45Q tax credit that was created to...

Apr 19th 2018

Reducing CO2 emissions

There is a clear pathway to zero emissions from coal. This starts with low emission coal technologies and progresses to carbon capture use and storage (CCUS). High efficiency low emission (HELE)...

Apr 13th 2018

WCA responds to BHP announcement

The World Coal Association (WCA) is disappointed at BHP’s decision to leave the Association, based on one claimed material policy difference, given it was involved in developing our position on...

Apr 5th 2018

Extract magazine, Issue 4: Energy trends and the role of coal

With the title Energy trends and the role of coal, the fourth issue of WCA’s digital magazine has been published today. The issue compiles a number of articles, blog posts and press releases where...

Apr 4th 2018

March 2018

Championing carbon capture technology

One year of Petra Nova’s success story Petra Nova is the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture facility installed on an existing coal-fuelled power plant. It is also one of two...

Mar 27th 2018

WCA responds to State of global coal fleet report

Chief Executive of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton says: “Even from the report’s own analysis, operational capacity of the global coal fleet continues to grow rising 2% in the...

Mar 22nd 2018

Coal in the NDCs

A key part of the Paris Agreement are the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the plans countries have submitted, which outline how they will meet their Paris Agreement targets. These...

Mar 15th 2018

The world cannot keep ignoring the Asian coal story

There were significant changes in the global energy system in 2017, including the growth in electric vehicles, the rise of renewables and the continued emergence of gas as a ‘transition’ fuel. As...

Mar 8th 2018