News archive

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

December 2018

COP24: Delivering the Paris Rulebook

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, reflects on the recent COP24 climate talks in Poland, where negotiators finally agreed on a range of measures that will make the Paris Agreement operational in...

Dec 17th 2018

World Coal Association responds to Global Status of CCUS report

Katowice, 11th December 2018 – The World Coal Association (WCA) has welcomed the publication of the Global Status of CCS: 2018  report calling on world leaders for enhanced support for...

Dec 11th 2018

COP24: Paris rulebook and CCUS in the spotlight

Liam McHugh, WCA Policy Manager, shares an update from COP24 in Poland, where technical negotiations surrounding the implementation of the Paris Agreement will soon reach the ‘political’ phase...

Dec 11th 2018

Coal & the SDGs: Bogota roundtable

The World Coal Association (WCA) co-hosted a roundtable in Bogota on 4 October, in partnership with the Colombian Mining Association. The third in a series of events that WCA has hosted throughout...

Dec 4th 2018