News archive

February 2020

The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – CCS in the community

Last week, the WCA were invited to visit the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Center in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Implemented by Japan CCS Co. (JCCS) and commissioned by the New...

Feb 7th 2020

January 2020

Coal flexibility – supporting India’s growing energy needs

Flexible and dynamic may not be words you naturally associate with coal. However, when it comes to providing stable baseload power supply or integrating intermittent power sources, it is a key...

Jan 8th 2020

December 2019

CCS regains momentum, but more ambition is needed

This week, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) published its annual ‘Global Status of CCS’ report. CCS, or ‘Carbon capture and storage’ is a proven and essential...

Dec 11th 2019

2019 World Energy Outlook: A tale of all fuels and technologies

“What comes through with crystal clarity in this year’s World Energy Outlook is there is no single or simple solution to transforming global energy systems,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s...

Dec 3rd 2019

November 2019

World Coal Association COP25 media statement

Ahead of the start of COP25 in Madrid, the World Coal Association issued the following statement: The World Coal Association (WCA) has responded positively to the Paris Agreement, seeing it as...

Nov 29th 2019

World Coal Association responds to the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook

Responding to the recent publication of the IEA’s 2019 World Energy Outlook, Michelle Manook, Chief Executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) said: “The World Coal Association calls on all...

Nov 14th 2019

Rising energy demand in Southeast Asia to be met and supported by coal

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its semi-annual Southeast Asia Energy Outlook report which outlines the latest insights into the region’s energy future. With almost a...

Nov 12th 2019

21st Century Coal: Opportunities and Solutions

The World Coal Association (WCA) is holding a one-day conference in Poland, exploring coal trends and the latest developments across both low-emission coal and mining technologies. Being held this...

Nov 4th 2019

July 2019

World Coal Association appoints Michelle Manook as new Chief Executive Officer

BEIJING – The World Coal Association (WCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Manook as its new Chief Executive. Ms Manook has over 25 years’ experience in the energy and...

Jul 18th 2019

June 2019

Reflecting on WCA’s “powering Asia” conference

With Asia still looking to harness coal as a fuel for socio-economic development, the World Coal Association held a one-day conference in Tokyo last month to explore advanced coal technologies for a...

Jun 17th 2019