News archive

April 2017

Solving Energy Poverty, Unemployment, and Growth Challenges in South Africa

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Rob Jeffrey, Senior Economist and Managing Consultant, Econometrix (Pty) Ltd INTRODUCTION The three fundamental objectives of...

Apr 26th 2017

Supporting Colombia’s quest for sustainable coal

A few weeks ago, I was in Colombia to see first-hand how responsible mining is contributing to local communities and the environment, and to also witness the work being done by the newest member of...

Apr 25th 2017

The Role of CCS in a Well-Below 2°C World

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Kamel Ben Naceur, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate, International Energy Agency Samantha...

Apr 19th 2017

WCA CEO statement as Sec. Perry visits Petra Nova CCS project

"It's encouraging to see Secretary Perry visiting the Petra Nova facility. The Petra Nova CCS project is a huge step for a low emissions future and we hope it will lead to further support and...

Apr 13th 2017

Development of Coal Gasification Technology in China

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue  By Wang Fuchen, Professor, Associate Dean, School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, East China University of...

Apr 12th 2017

WCA welcomes Cerrejón into membership

Bogota, 06 April, 2017 - Colombian mining giant, Cerrejón, has joined the World Coal Association (WCA). Cerrejón is the second member to join the WCA this year, and becomes part of a strong, global...

Apr 7th 2017

Beyond HELE: Why CCS Is Imperative Now

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 4 By Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute It is now clear that the outcome of the Paris climate talks was a game changer, delivering a...

Apr 6th 2017

March 2017

Coaltrans interviews Benjamin Sporton

Last year was a good year for coal, with prices finally recovering. As the CEO of the world’s primary association of coal miners, what’s the mood of the industry? Are executives confident that...

Mar 30th 2017

The Role of Coal in the Energy Supply of the EU-28

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair, World Energy Resources, World Energy Council The European Union (EU-28) is one of the...

Mar 29th 2017

The Łagisza Power Plant: The World’s First Supercritical CFB

First published in Cornerstone, Volume 4, Issue 3 By Malgorzata Wiatros-Motyka, Author and Analyst, IEA Clean Coal Centre The Łagisza power plant in Będzin, Poland, is home to the...

Mar 24th 2017