News archive

May 2019

Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Tokyo, Japan on the theme “Cleaner coal: a sustainable choice for powering Asia”. Organised with the support of WCA...

May 20th 2019

WCA welcomes Anglo American’s continued engagement following industry association review

The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed Anglo American’s decision to remain engaged with the WCA, following a recent industry association review. In a statement, the WCA said: WCA is...

May 3rd 2019

March 2019

World Coal Association response to IEA Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2018

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual Global Energy & CO2 Status Report assessing global energy consumption and related-emission trends for 2018. The World Coal Association in...

Mar 26th 2019

“The Surprisingly Sustainable Case for Coal”

Amid a fuel that is so often miscast as a Hollywood villain, I’d like to briefly lay out what I would call the surprisingly sustainable case for coal… with three key observations. First...

Mar 18th 2019

February 2019

With coal consumption expected to increase, the need for low emission technologies has never been greater

A mainstay of the global energy mix, coal will continue to be a critical enabler of development and remain as one of the fuels of choice in rapidly urbanising and industrialising economies. The...

Feb 28th 2019

World Coal Association response to Glencore announcement

The World Coal Association (WCA) believes that coal is a vital energy and strategic resource, essential to the world’s sustainable development and energy security objectives and that it plays an...

Feb 20th 2019

The role of coal in India’s energy ambitions

India is the world’s second most populous country and figures among the world’s most rapidly growing economies. The South Asian giant is home to one-fifth of the world’s population and an...

Feb 14th 2019

January 2019

World Coal Association statement on Germany's coal phase-out

Germany’s decision is a continuation of long-term trends in the Western European energy market. While some EU countries are taking the political decision to reduce their reliance on coal, this does...

Jan 28th 2019

Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank

For many developing countries, especially those across emerging Asia, excluding coal from the energy mix is simply not an option because improved energy access drives economic...

Jan 16th 2019

New report looks at challenges and opportunities for CCUS in the Chinese power sector

Over the last decade, China has become one of the champions for clean coal generation; transitioning towards supercritical and ultra-supercritical plants and deploying ultra-low emissions...

Jan 8th 2019